Jose Reyes gave a thumbs up this morning as he pulled on his socks in preparation for Day 2 of his comeback from a hyperactive thyroid.

"Everything's good," Reyes said.

Today's plan is for Reyes to repeat his Day 1 workload of hitting, fielding, and agility drills. But the Mets still refuse to look too far ahead as far as when he might play in a Grapefruit League game.

John Maine starts today against the Cardinals and the Mets could use a decent performance from him as a confidence builder heading into the season. Maine, the No. 4 starter, has really been a wild card so far.

Mike Jacobs gets the start at first base today, but Daniel Murphy helped his grip on the position with two hits and a two-run homer yesterday.

Today's lineup:

Valdespin - 2b

Tejada - ss

Matthews - cf

Jacobs - 1b

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Tatis - 3b

Catalanotto - lf

Blanco - c

Martinez - rf

Maine - sp

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