When Jose Reyes is on the field, he’s among the elite shortstops in Major League Baseball. Of course, keeping Reyes on the field has proven to be a challenge during his career – something the Toronto Blue Jays have learned and were reminded of today.
Reyes, who was diagnosed with a hamstring injury last week didn’t even last an inning as he was removed at his at-bat in the first due to injury in Toronto’s Opening Day game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Uh oh, Reyes has been removed from the game. Reyes was removed with left hamstring tightness.
It’s another gut wrenching blow to the Blue Jays who learned that closer Casey Janssen would be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday afternoon.
The severity of Reyes’ injury is currently unknown, though given his history of hamstring issues and recent problems that arose during Spring Training, it’s very possible this will cost Reyes some time. Hopefully it won’t require a disabled list stint, but pretty difficult to find any good coming out of this.