UPDATE (2:08 PM): According to sources, Reyes will officially be out three weeks. Hello, disabled list.
Jose Reyes sat out his fourth game yesterday, and did not participate in running drills either. To make things worse, Nick Evans is apparently on-call for the finale with the Dodgers. Even though the Mets have won their past four games without their star shortstop, don’t fool yourselves–the Mets need Jose Reyes to win ballgames.
So far in 2011, Reyes has posted a MVP-worthy .349/.393/.525 line with 3 homeruns, 21 doubles, 15 triples, 32 RBI, 65 runs-scored, and 30 stolen bases. The shortstop has also garnered an impressive 5.1 UZR/150. Without a doubt, Reyes has been the anchor of the Mets offense and defense.
While Reyes’ MRI didn’t reveal the injury he endured back in 2009, the Mets are obviously still concerned enough about his current status to possibly DL him. If Reyes is placed on the disabled list, hopefully it is just a precautionary stay.