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Reyes hopes to take to the basepaths

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. (Aug. 20, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

After injuring his left hamstring earlier this month, Jose Reyes said he would attempt to run the bases Sunday and Monday and is on track to play in one or two rehab games before rejoining the Mets' active roster.

Manager Terry Collins called Reyes' progress "terrific" after the shortstop's workout at Citi Field Saturday. Reyes, who injured himself in an Aug. 7 game against the Braves, ran 440 yards total, including 10 30-yard sprints, progressively going faster.

"We're going to see how he feels tomorrow after coming out of his workout today, which was very, very good," Collins said. "There's the beginning of some running and stretching . . . As he gradually gets faster, there was some buildup and acceleration of just sprints."

Both Reyes and Collins said the next two days would serve as a litmus test to determine the health of his hamstring, which has landed him on the disabled list twice this season.

Reyes said that he expects to travel with the team to Philadelphia and resume some baseball activity, but likely would complete a rehab assignment before playing with the team.

"I put a lot of pressure on my legs," he said of the workout. "I'm not going to go full speed tomorrow because, basically, I ran a lot today, so we need to wait and see how the legs are going to react for tomorrow.

"Everything was perfect today."


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