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No rest for Reyes

Jose Reyes of the New York Mets signals

Jose Reyes of the New York Mets signals two outs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (June 10, 2011) Credit: Getty

Terry Collins said he doesn't expect to give Jose Reyes any additional rest before the All-Star break despite the fact that the high-energy shortstop has played in 66 of 69 games.

Reyes missed his only three games because of bereavement leave (May 30-June 1) after the death of his grandmother. When asked if that was enough of a break, the smiling Collins replied, "What the hell you want -- eggs in your beer?"

While the manager wasn't fully able to explain what that meant, he apparently was trying to convey that he really wants Reyes to remain in the lineup as much as humanly possible. But with the expectation that Reyes will play in the All-Star Game, fatigue eventually could become an issue.

"If he's not playing during the All-Star break, there might be an investigation," Collins said. "He's not going to get the days off that other guys are going to have, so there's a time right there where he might grab a day in that spot, because that's a long haul in the middle of July."

The Mets play 20 straight games after their four-day All-Star break, but there's also a question if Reyes -- or a few other teammates -- could be elsewhere by then.

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