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MLB Injury News:
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has been sidelined by
a severely sprained left ankle since early April. He recently had his walking
boot removed, allowing him to begin the slow process of regaining strength in
his ankle. As his rehab picks up, Reyes is hoping to return to the Blue Jays by
the end of June, according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com.
When Reyes initially suffered the injury, he was expected to
be sidelined through the All-Star break. He’s since resumed playing catch and
hitting off a tee, and he hopes to start jogging by the end of next week.
Considering the progression he’s made, general manager Alex Anthopoulos told
reporters that it’s possible the timeline could be pushed up to the end of
Still, the is a long road ahead for Reyes, as a more
accurate timeframe will be established once he resumes running and truly
testing the ankle. While the shortstop is frustrated by the recovery, he said
he’s doing everything he can to return with the Blue Jays as soon as possible.
"It's frustrating because I want to be on the field helping
my ballclub win a lot of ballgames," said Reyes, who will accompany the
team back to Toronto on Sunday. "Injuries happen, that's part of the game.
I've been working the last five weeks very hard to come back as soon as
Prior to hitting the disabled list, Reyes was off to a hot
start for Toronto. Over 43 plate appearances, the 29-year-old hit
.395/.465/.526 with two doubles and one home run with five stolen bases in five
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