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Jose Reyes placed on bereavement list

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will miss at least

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will miss at least three games while in the Dominican Republic to grieve the death of his grandmother. Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

According to a Tweet by Newsday's David Lennon (@dplennon), Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on the bereavement list for 3-7 days after the death of his grandmother in the Dominican Republic.

Reyes was originally in the lineup for tonight's game against the Pirates, but instead he has hopped a flight to Santiago, D.R.

The Mets, who are already without David Wright and Ike Davis -- who was sent back to New York today for what the team is calling a "follow-up exam" on his bruised/sprained ankle -- and who are sitting Jason Bay for tonight's game, will be hard-pressed to replace Reyes, who has at least two hits in seven of his last eight games.

He was 4-for-5 on Sunday with two triples against the Phillies, raising his season average .335.

For tonight's game, the Mets will now go with a lineup of Harris - 3B, Turner - 2B, Beltran - RF, Murphy - 1B, Pagan - CF, Thole - C, Pridie - LF, Tejada - SS, Gee - SP.

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