New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will start the season on the disabled list, according to ESPN.com.
Reyes is recovering from a thyroid problem that was diagnosed at the beginning of spring training. The training staff is exercising caution with the former All-Star as he tries to regain his strength. Reyes’s trip to the DL would be dated retroactively to March 26 and he would be eligible to come off the DL on April 10 for the Mets’ fifth game, against the Washington Nationals. He has been taking part in exhibition games with Mets minor league teams.
Reyes played in just 36 games last year because of hamstring injuries. He didn’t play in a game after May 20. He had surgery in October to clean up scar tissue in his right hamstring and also tore the muscle while rehabbing the initial injury.
The Mets also officially placed pitcher Kelvim Escobar and outfielder Carlos Beltran on the disabled list, and first baseman Daniel Murphy is expected to miss two to six weeks after spraining his knee.