Heath: Jose Reyes Might be Gun-Shy

Jerry Manuel said yesterday he doesn’t expect Jose Reyes to return to the Mets this season.

“I am kind of working on the assumption he won’t be back,” Manuel said.

…from what i understand, reyes has been pretty idle for the last week or so… and, furthermore, the team, and some players on the team, are not happy about it… the buzz from Citi Field suggests much of jose’s delay might be in his head, not his leg, in that he might be gun-shy to push it for fear of making things work…

…i can’t say i blame him, given how much he struggled with leg injuries earlier in his career… and, while, today, given the standings, he should take it slow… i seriously hope this was not the case back in May…