Mar 20, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays infielder Jose Reyes (7) poses before the start of the spring training exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Reyes’ MRI Reveals Mild Left Hamstring Strain, Day to Day


Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes underwent an MRI Monday morning after being pulled from the team’s spring training game Saturday in the 3rd inning with left hamstring discomfort. The results of the MRI were revealed this evening by MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, who tweets that the MRI has revealed a mild left hamstring and Jose Reyes is expected to be day to day.

Given Jose Reyes’ history with injury there was some concern after Reyes’ was taken out of the game Saturday, followed by missing the Jays spring training games on Sunday and Monday. Jose Reyes has missed games due to injury in 4 of his past 5 seasons, including last season–his first with the Blue Jays. Reyes missed over 2 months at the beginning of the 2013 season after sliding into second awkwardly and suffering an ankle injury. However the recent MRI results do seem to show a positive note, as he may not have to serve time on the DL to begin the season. It remains to be seen if Reyes will be ready for the Blue Jays season opener on March 31 in Tampa Bay against the Rays.

Jose Reyes played 93 games in his first season with the Blue Jays in 2013, batting .296/.353/.427 with 10 home runs, 37 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.

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