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Reyes likely out at least until Saturday

New York Mets' Jose Reyes looks on late

New York Mets' Jose Reyes looks on late in the ninth inning as the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-1 in an interleague baseball game at Citi Field. (July 1, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

LOS ANGELES — Jose Reyes likely will be sidelined at least until Saturday, and his status for the All-Star Game remains in doubt as the Mets continue to evaluate his left hamstring strain.

GM Sandy Alderson said that Reyes’ MRI images were sent to Dallas-based specialist Daniel E. Cooper, the same doctor who performed the 2009 surgery to repair his torn right hamstring tendon. Alderson said Reyes’ agents requested the second opinion, but the team will stay on the same course with his treatment, and will wait on having him run until the hamstring improves.

If Reyes does not show progress, the Mets will have no choice but to place him on the disabled list, retroactive to July 3.

“We’re getting to the point where we will be able to make a decision in the next day or two,” Alderson said. Previously we’ve made the judgment that putting it off was in our best interest over the next seven to 10 days, given the length of the disabled list and so forth.

“We may continue to make that decision based on what we see. But in part it’s going to depend on how this injury is viewed by both physicians and what is a typical recovery time from an injury of this type, of this grade.”

As for the All-Star Game, Alderson said if Reyes doesn’t play in the next four games, he likely will be a spectator for the Midsummer Classic in Phoenix.

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