The Toronto Blue Jays likely expected the worst when All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes was forced to leaving their Opening Day tilt just an inning into the action, but thankfully the results of Reyes’ MRI aren’t all that bad.
The speedy infielder had been dealing with a hamstring issue during Spring Training and it appears he aggravated again on Monday afternoon as the MRI showed ‘mild’ inflammation.
Mild inflammation for Reyes . Compared it to 2011 when he missed 29 games.
Hamstring injuries are certainly nothing to mess around with as noted in the above tweet. It’s also worth nothing that we’ve seen multiple players come back from hamstring injuries too early and turn what was a mild inflammation into a full tear, so the Jays will understandably be cautious with Reyes though he shouldn’t miss too much time outside of his time on the 15-day disabled list.
All in all, potential disaster averted for the Jays and Reyes.
Hopefully when he does return, this will be the last we hear of Reyes and hamstring together this season.