According to Mets GM Omar Minaya and Jose Reyes’ agent Peter Greenberg, Jose Reyes has been told to shut down baseball operations and rest for the next 2-8 weeks. Meaning that Jose Reyes will more than likely miss Opening Day. The Mets released this statement on Jose Reyes.
“The additional blood tests confirmed that Jose Reyes’ thyroid hormone blood levels are elevated and he is hyperthyroid. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek [on Wednesday] night spoke with Jose and his representatives. As prescribed by the doctors and specialists, Jose’s treatment plan is to rest, refrain from athletic activity and make changes in his diet. The doctors will monitor Jose’s thyroid levels through regular blood tests. Once Jose’s thyroid levels return to normal, he will be cleared to resume baseball activities.”
Omar Minaya was asked how long he will be out exactly, but he declined to comment on the question. Now that Jose Reyes will be out for awhile, the Mets will either use Alex Cora or Ruben Tejada to fill Jose Reyes’ position. This is going to hurt the Mets. But depending on how much time Jose Reyes needs, it may not affect them much. But, The Mets will have atleast some other options at shortstop.