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Jose Reyes injury update: Toronto Blue Jays place Reyes on disabled list

Jose Reyes got injured in his first 2014 game with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jose Reyes got injured in his first 2014 game with the Toronto Blue Jays.Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

Jose Reyes injury update news isn't good for Toronto Blue Jays fans. The latest Jose Reyes injury took place on Opening Day as he hurt his left hamstring in the first inning of the game. According to a report from ESPN late Monday (March 31), the team has placed him on the 15-day disabled list to try to rest the hamstring. It is just another in a long line of injuries that he has suffered since coming into Major League Baseball and it could leave the team with many questions about what to do with the roster next.

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This problem with the left hamstring dates back to the final week of Spring Training and he simply aggravated it again. It caused him to miss five spring games, but the team will likely take it much slower this time around to ensure that he isn't lost for a huge chunk of the regular season. Ryan Goins went in to replace him at shortstop and that might be the option that the team goes with over the next few weeks. It's also possible that they could start looking for an easy trade to make with a team that might have a young shortstop. That could lead them to the Seattle Mariners, as the franchise has been shopping infield prospect Nick Franklin for a while.

Last season he played in 93 games during his first season with the Toronto Blue Jays. He posted a .296 batting average to go along with 30 extra base hits and 15 stolen bases. When he is healthy, the former All-Star shortstop can be one of the more dangerous base runners and gap hitters in the game. Unfortunately, this latest Jose Reyes injury update seems to reveal that he could be slowed up again this season. The team will try to get him to rest and then rehab the leg before they fall too far out of contention in the American League East. The team lost the opener 9-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

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