NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) –Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to July 3, as a result of a lingering hamstring injury.
Infielder Nick Evans flew from Triple-A Buffalo to Los Angeles on Thursday, and it seems the club had good reason for the travel arrangement. Evans will take Reyes’ spot in the lineup.
Reyes, 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.
“We have to see what is going to be the best-case scenario for me,” Reyes said Wednesday. “If I have to go (on the DL), if I really need to go, I have to do it.”
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.
“We come out of the break and we’ve got those animals coming in from Philly,” Collins said on Tuesday. “So we’ve got to make sure we can be as good as we can be.”
LISTEN: Ed Coleman on Nick Evans’ travel plans
Reyes didn’t do any running Tuesday or Wednesday, but did some treadmill work and rode a stationary bicycle.
“I didn’t do anything today,” Reyes said after the Mets’ 5-3 win over Los Angeles. “Probably tomorrow I don’t do anything, either.”
“He has to run at some point. They were hoping he could run today,” Coleman said. “But until he gets to the ballpark and says he can’t run or can’t go, they’re not going to put him on the DL until then.
“But it looks likely, let’s put it that way, because he’s hesitant at this point to push it. And I think (the Mets) are too.”
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From the Mets:
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 7, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced the team has placed shortstop Jose Reyes on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to July 3, with a strain of his left hamstring and selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Nick Evans from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.
Reyes, 28, suffered the injury running to first base in the first inning on July 2 vs. the Yankees.
Evans, 25, was with the Mets earlier this season from May 18-June 10, going 0-12 with five walks. Evans was hitting .329 (74-225) with 28 runs scored, 13 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBI in 57 games with the Bisons. He had a 19-game hitting streak from May 12-June 29, batting .514 (38-74) during that span.