Jose Reyes went 1-for-5 in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday. One more of those and he could be heading to New York to play for the Mets this weekend.
Reyes is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Saturday when the Mets host the Nationals. Manager Jerry Manuel said the organization would discuss Reyes’ status after the shortstop plays Thursday in Florida.
“Barring setbacks, we anticipate that the physical conditioning part has gone extremely well, he’s getting enough at-bats, so we’ll do another evaluation on Thursday after he plays in St. Lucie,” he said.
Alex Cora started for the second straight game on Wednesday. Manuel said he plans to play rookie Ruben Tejada against Marlins lefthander Nate Robertson on Thursday.
Fernando Tatis will likely replace Mike Jacobs at first on Thursday. Jacobs batted cleanup again on Wednesday night between David Wright and Jason Bay.
Manuel had Oliver Perez available in the bullpen, but didn’t sound too interested in using him. “I think something would have to happen early or late into the night where we’re still playing,” Manuel said . . . The Mets extended their player development contract with Double-A Binghamton for two more years (through 2012).