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Reyes says his leg feels good and he's ready to go

Jose Reyes came away optimistic following a workout

Jose Reyes came away optimistic following a workout Monday on Long Island. (File photo, 2009) Photo Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

Declaring that he's feeling "no pain" in his right leg, Jose Reyes said he is set for the 2010 season.

"I'm ready to play baseball," Reyes told SNY Monday after a workout at the Professional Athletic Performance Center in Garden City.

Reyes, who had offseason surgery after missing the final 4 1/2 months of last season because of a hamstring injury, ran five 90-foot sprints as part of his workout.

"I'm happy because I'm able to do what I do, running without any problem, without pain," Reyes told the station. "Before I got the surgery, I always had some pain there, but now I'm free to run, so that's made me feel very happy."

Reyes, who had surgery in October to clean up scar tissue near the torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee, said running full speed hasn't posed a problem and that he's been doing so without fear of re-injury.

"No, there's nothing to worry about in my leg right now, so that's why I run that way," said Reyes, who hit .279 with two homers, 15 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 36 games before his season ended.

Reyes said his speed has come back more quickly than he thought it would. "It's good, it's better than I expect," he said. "My explosion is there . . . When spring training is finished, I'm going to be even better."

And if tomorrow were Opening Day?

"I'm ready," Reyes said. "Everything is there. The only concern I had before was running [but] my running is good, so there's nothing to worry about."

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