Discomfort plagues Reyes after run
Shortstop suffers new hamstring tear, won't return in 2009
WASHINGTON -- The news got worse after the Mets suffered a tough 7-4 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday night. That's when team officials confirmed that shortstop Jose Reyes suffered a torn right hamstring while doing rehab work on Tuesday.
According to reports, Reyes is expected to have surgery on his hamstring during the offseason.
"He is going to be good for next year," Reyes' agent, Peter Greenberg, told 1050 ESPN New York on Thursday. "I don't think that is a question."
Also on Thursday, a Mets official told the radio station that the team's doctors expect Reyes' recovery time to be "two months."
Manager Jerry Manuel said before Wednesday's game that Reyes had felt some discomfort while running on Tuesday and was being evaluated. After the game came the news that Reyes now has a new injury, as an MRI showed a tear to the right hamstring, but no other information about how Reyes will be treated was made available.
There had been some hope that Reyes might make it back for the final series of the season, but Manuel said before the game that won't happen.
Reyes has been out since May with a torn hamstring behind his right knee and played in only 36 games in 2009. Manuel said before Wednesday's series finale with the Nationals that Reyes apparently felt about 75-80 percent when running, but that something didn't feel right to the shortstop.
Reyes compiled a .279 batting average in his 36 games this season. He last played on May 20 and remains on the 15-day disabled list.
The Mets will finish the regular season this weekend with a three-game series at home against the Astros beginning Friday night.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.