Mets general manager Sandy Alderson warned that it was "very likely" shortstop Jose Reyes would have to miss another 2-3 weeks with a hamstring strain, and now, from Adam Rubin, we have confirmation that Reyes will be sidelined for a short while:
Reyes' agent, Peter Greenberg, says that Reyes should only be out for the minimum, which is nice, but this is nevertheless a frustrating turn of events considering Reyes was just on the disabled list with an identical injury. It's also worth considering that Reyes has probably lost some millions of dollars off his upcoming free agent contract due to his DL stints. Maybe that makes him more affordable for New York, who knows, but the DL stints make him a risky investment. You don't like to see leg injuries happening to a guy who depends so much on his legs.
Mike Baxter's a 26-year-old 1B/corner OF recently claimed off waivers from the Padres. He'll serve as bench depth for the time being, and might get a little time at first base with Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy out for the season. Ruben Tejada will fill in for Reyes at short.