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Terry Collins, Mets Wrestling With Jose Reyes DL Dilemma

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New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes smiles at fans from the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Los Angeles. (credit: AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes smiles at fans from the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, July 4, 2011, in Los Angeles. (credit: AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Jose Reyes continued treatment for a strained left hamstring that has sidelined the majors’ leading hitter for a third straight game.

Reyes didn’t do any running Tuesday before the Mets’ 6-0 win over the Dodgers, but did some treadmill work and rode a stationary bicycle. The switch-hitting shortstop said he still feels discomfort, but it was better than the day before.

“I’m better than yesterday,” Reyes said. “I don’t want to push anything.”

Reyes also took batting practice from the right side, after hitting from the left side Monday. The four-time All-Star, who was voted in to start next Tuesday’s game at Phoenix, was injured Saturday while running out a grounder.

Manager Terry Collins said the club was hesitant about putting Reyes on the disabled list with NL East-leading Philadelphia coming to New York for a three-game series after the All-Star break.

“I was looking at the schedule for the next 10 days and we’re going to have seven All-Stars in a row, seven All-Star starting pitchers,” said Collins. “We’ve got Kershaw and then Vogelsong and Lincecum and Cain, then we come out of the break and we’ve got those animals coming in from Philly. That’s seven in a row. So we’ve got to make sure we can be as good as we can be.”

Collins met with general manager Sandy Alderson after Reyes completed his drills.

“I told Sandy, if I thought for one second that he could play Friday or Saturday, I’d probably ride the wave,” said Collins. “We’ve got six games left before the All-Star break, and if I’ve got to ride it out a couple more days, I have no problem with that.”

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