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Jose Reyes leaves game in first inning for Toronto Blue Jays with hamstring tightness


Well that didn’t take very long.

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes left today’s game after leading off in the first innings with a fly out to center field. It wasn’t originally known exactly why Reyes was pulled but he battled hamstring issues during spring training, which have plagued him throughout his career.

As I write this, it’s been confirmed – Reyes is out with left hamstring tightness according to John Lott of the National Post.

Reyes injured himself early in the 2013 season as well, albeit a lot more severely, on an awkward slide into second base against the Kansas City Royals. Hopefully it’s just a precaution but with five years remaining on his contract Blue Jays fans are hoping the issue doesn’t become a recurring theme for the superstar shortstop.

Reyes batted .296/.353/.427 for the Blue Jays in 93 games during the 2013 season. We’ll have more on this developing story as the information becomes available. In the meantime, you can find live updates from today’s game in our Game Thread.

Update:

According to several Blue Jays beat reporters, including Gregor Chisholm of BlueJays.com, Reyes will undergo an MRI tomorrow.

Update 2:

According to an official team press release the Blue Jays have place Reyes on the 15-day disabled list and have called up Jonathan Diaz from Triple-A Buffalo.

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  • Andrew van Laar

    For fracks sake… Reyes… if you are not 100% and its the very first game of the season, sit out a game or two. You know you have 80 year old legs. Frig if this is a serious injury (ie out more than 2 weeks) I am going to hunt him down and slap him with a frozen chicken!

  • McQ50

    ESPN reporting he’s going to be placed on the DL, my question is why would we play him in the Montreal games at all if he wasn’t 100%. He even said he could feel his Hammys in those games like why don’t you just rest then if you can feel it!!!!!! FACK ME RUNNING

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      I know I don’t understand why he was on the field in Montreal. He should have just stayed in Florida to heal up. And thanks, article has been updated to reflect Reyes has been placed on the DL.