Mets INF Reyes placed on disabled list

Aug 17, 2017 - 8:38 PM The New York Mets placed infielder Jose Reyes on the 10-day list with a strained left oblique strain prior to Thursday's game against the New York Yankees.

Reyes was scratched from Wednesday's game about two hours before first pitch after appearing to get hurt during batting practice. Reyes was in the original starting lineup and batting leadoff before being scratched.

This season, Reyes is hitting .223 with nine homers and 39 RBIs. A shortstop for most of his career, Reyes has made 24 starts at third, 55 starts at shortstop and five at second base.

The Mets don't believe the injury is serious and neither does Reyes.

"It's better to take a few days (off) than miss the rest of the season," Reyes told reporters Thursday.

To replace Reyes on the roster, Matt Reynolds was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and started at third base.

Reynolds started there a night after catcher Travis d'Arnaud started there for the first time. To prevent d'Arnaud from having balls hit to him, the Mets switched him to second base with Asdrbual Cabrera 22 times during Wednesday's 5-3 loss.

This season with the Mets, Reynolds is hitting .204 with two homers and four RBIs in 37 games.

The Mets were also waiting to see how infielder Wilmer Flores was feeling before making a decision whether to put him on the disabled list. Flores was scratched from Wednesday's lineup after batting practice with the same injury as Reyes.

Flores is batting .281 with 14 homers and 38 RBIs in 94 games this season.

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