Jose Reyes has been cleared to return to Florida to resume baseball activities, ESPN is reporting.
Reyes has been sidelined for nearly a month with a thyroid condition and has spent the last three weeks undergoing tests. Last week, the Mets announced he would be sidelined for 2-8 weeks. Reyes than claimed he didn’t have a thyroid problem.
Tuesday’s news brought the soap opera to a surprising end.
The nature of Reyes’ “baseball activities” is unclear. Mark Prior made the term famous by throwing a towel for days while remember his mysterious shoulder injury.
Don’t expect Reyes to return to the lineup for at least a couple of weeks. Mets GM Omar Minaya said Reyes could start the season on the disabled list.
It looks as if the Mets’ lengthly string of bad luck could finally be coming to an end.