Omar Minaya said today that Jose Reyes does indeed have “elevated thyroid levels” after the shortstop’s comments to ESPN Deportes late Tuesday suggested otherwise. Reyes, who must remain in New York until cleared by the Mets’ doctors, told ESPN “there is nothing wrong with my thyroid.”

Minaya said today that Reyes’ comments prompted him to speak with the team’s medical director, David Altchek, and Reyes’ representative, Peter Greenberg, this morning. After that discussion, Minaya was assured that everyone was on the same page as they await more results, which could come later today. Minaya had no explanation for what Reyes said to ESPN.

“I can’t answer for Jose,” Minaya said. “You’re going to have to ask him that. But I can tell you we’re all in agreement that he has elevated thyroid levels.”

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That does not necessarily mean that Reyes has anything seriously wrong with his thyroid – only that it could have been overactive at some point and that is not an uncommon occurrence. The Mets did not reveal anything more specific about Reyes’ diagnosis. But a person familiar with the situation said today that Reyes has received “encouraging” news and should be able to rejoin the Mets shortly.