So much for day-to-day.
Exactly one day after General Manager Alex Anthopoulos said that the Toronto Blue Jays were going to evaluate Jose Reyes on a day to day basis before activating him, the team took a swift turn and announces that Reyes would return to the team on Wednesday, June 26th, according to Arash Madani via Twitter.
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) June 25, 2013
The Blue Jays had opted to extend Reyes’s Buffalo stay for a day and were considering sending him to play a few games in New Hampshire prior to joining the team in Boston on Thursday. However, with Toronto’s 11-game win streak snapped on Monday, that plan changed, perhaps as Anthopoulos no longer has to worry about spoiling the mojo.
Reyes apparently showed he was ready by going 2 for 4 during Monday’s game in Buffalo, with Anthopoulos in attendance no less. He completes his assignment by .414 with 6 runs scored, 2 RBI, and a stolen base in 29 plate appearances stretched across Single-A Dunedin and Triple-A Buffalo.
The Blue Jays have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, although one will need to be made prior to the game on Wednesday. The most likely candidate would be Munenori Kawasaki, who has filled in admirably for Reyes while also becoming a fan favorite. Kawasaki still has minor league options available, as does reliever Neil Wagner. Two other candidates, Dustin McGowan and Luis Perez are out of Minor League options and would have to be exposed to waivers prior to being activated.
Reyes will return to Toronto sporting a .395/.465/.991 slash line in 10 games played prior to his ankle injury on April 13th.