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Reyes cleared to play, will work out later today

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes takes batting practice during

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes takes batting practice during Mets Spring Training on Feb. 19, 2010. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The Mets just announced that Jose Reyes has been cleared to play after returning from today's visit to the doctor. Reyes was scratched from today's lineup because of a follow-up exam due to an irregular test result from his physical last month.

As part of this morning's exam, Reyes was not allowed to eat and also had blood drawn, so the Mets decided to sit him. Reyes then was scheduled for a doctor's visit at noon. He watched the team take batting practice this morning from the dugout, wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

Reyes already had missed the first two games of the Grapefruit schedule. He was in the lineup for Tuesday's opener, but was scratched -- along with most of the starters -- due to heavy rainstorms that left the field water-logged. Reyes also was kept back from Wednesday's two-hour trip to Orlando, a veteran perk.

Aside from today's momentary glitch, Reyes had been fine from a health perspective, showing no ill effects from the October surgery for his hamstring tendon. He also had to deal with a visit from the FBI last week because of his involvement with an HGH doctor, but Reyes seemed to have put that behind him.


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