Toronto Blue Jays fans thought they were going to have to wait until the All-Star break to get shortstop Jose Reyes back into the lineup, but according to Gregor Chrisholm from MLB.com, that timetable appears to have gotten pushed up and Reyes could return a few weeks earlier than expected and play at the end of June.
Reyes was expected to be out until the All-Star break, but Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said it’s possible that timeline could be pushed up to the end of June. The biggest test will come when he starts running, something which likely will happen within the next couple of weeks.
When the Toronto Blue Jays robbed the Miami Marlins of their best remaining players this offseason, they looked poised to finally be competitive and make a run at winning a wide open AL East. But before the fun could start, shortstop Jose Reyes suffered a significant ankle injury during the second week of the season and the prognosis was not good.
News that Reyes could be back ahead of schedule will excite Jays fans and could mean the team gets competitive heading into the All-Star break. Chrisholm states that Reyes current injury is not unlike one he suffered in 2003 while with the New York Mets, an injury that only caused him to miss 26 games.
Toronto could certainly use Reyes back in the lineup as not only would it help ticket sales, it could help the Jays get out of the cellar in the East.