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.

Comments (11)
  1. lydia says:

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  2. flea says:

    “See You In September”……The Happenings…1966

  3. Boywundah says:

    Other than the headline, where’s the bit about him missing 3 weeks?

  4. railien says:

    The Mets as a organization have been ‘snake-bit’ for the last few years with injuries and the like. This year, they’re doing the best they can and have risen into the ranks of possibly qualifying for the playoffs if things kept going in the same direction. On the bright side, they’ve been forced to dip into their farm system and now posess a decent young team that plays hard. They’ve become a fun team to watch. Don’t knock them too hard – they’re doing the best they can with what they’ve got.

    1. Jimmy says:

      A farm system put together by Omar, you have to give him full credit for this. This team that you have stated has risen is Omar’s team.

      Let’s not forget, he also drafted, traded or signed the majority of the players on this Mets current roster.

      This has nothing to do with the new GM, his staff or even the new manager. This team has Omar’s hands written all over it.

      1. chris says:

        You are right about Omar putting this team together for sure. I only saw one mistake that omar had during his tenure though and that was hiring the right manager. I will give the new gm full credit for hiring collins. Dont forget too that collins was already in the mets system hired by omar. No omar was a great talent evaluater and I would love to have him back in the organization for sure!

  5. dabooch says:

    I knew something was going to happen to Jose, you can’t amp it up 120% and expect for something not to breakdown. This cost Jose money, anybody that thought about signing him has got to have pause, why am I giving this guy $140,000,000 over seven years. It makes about as much sense as driving across country when the fan belt is squealing and the tires are bald.

  6. The Mets are a joke, what else is new... says:

    Let’s see, Reyes goes from maybe missing just a few days, to, well, he could return after missing a few games, but though the injury in not serious, it would be better is he returns after the All-Star game to now Reyes missing 3 weeks.

    Nothing ever changes with how the Mets manage this team and their players.

    New GM, new manager, but same owners equal the same results.

    1. MetFanInChicago says:

      I suppose if the same injury happened to any other team in MLB(ie the Yankees), it would be understandable

      Yankee fans feed on belittling the Mets when they should be looking over their shoulder and watch the Red Sox take over their division. Never a comment on being swept twice at home by the most hated rivalry in all of sports history. Typical. More focus on the Mets than on their own team. Love it.

      1. The Mets are a joke, what else is new... says:

        First, I’m a Mets fan. Second, you’re assuming all those who print something negative about the Mets is a Yankees fan, you’re wrong there. You’re making a fool of yourself and embarrassing Mets fans by being foolish where people think all Mets fans are idiots

        What I wrote was not negative, but we have gone through this for the last 5 yrs, injuries to Delgado, Beltran, Reyes, Bay, Santana, this year Wright & Davis were all misdiagnosed, that’s a fact.

        Stop with your negative thinking, you’re acting like a child. You’re an example on why people dislike some Mets fans, you’re an embarrassment.

        You live in Chicago you don’t have to deal, I do, I have to face the embarrassment of some Mets fans stupity here in New York, grow up.

  7. Arthur says:

    Can surgery be far behind?

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