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Reyes Not Going On DL But Should

After an MRI on his right leg today in New York the Mets announced that Jose Reyes has tendinitis behind his right calf. He’s listed as day-to-day and will not be put on the disabled list (DL).

Given the Mets recent history handling injuries I have to wonder whether it would be a better idea to put him on the DL now and be sure his leg is fully healed before putting him out on the field again. The injury was bad enough to keep him out of the lineup for the 4 game series against the Giants in San Francisco last weekend and he’s only played in one and a half games in the last week. A DL stint would enable him to completely rest the leg for a few days then do a few days of light workouts before playing a few rehab games.

Granted the team doesn’t have a real solution at shortstop for 2 weeks. But do they have a real solution at shortstop if he doesn’t fully heal and needs even more time off to deal with a recurrence of the injury down the stretch run? Give him the time he needs to fully heel and it’ll pay dividends as the season goes on.

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