Jose Reyes Injury: Updates on Blue Jays Star's Ankle

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2013

Toronto Blue Jays sparkplug Jose Reyes has been on the disabled list since the All-Star shortstop was carted off the diamond after sustaining an apparent ankle injury when he slid into second base against the Kansas City Royals earlier this season.


UPDATE: Wednesday, June 26, at 9:35 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

MLB Roster Moves announced that the Blue Jays would be getting reinforcements on Wednesday, courtesy of shortstop Jose Reyes.

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UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 11:25 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

Great news for Blue Jays fans as it appears Reyes is ready to return, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet:

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 19, at 4:40 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Good news for the Blue Jays and their fans as Jose Reyes is taking a big step forward in his progress toward the big league roster, per Gregor Chisholm of

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Jose Reyes continues to work his way back to the major league roster with another strong rehab outing, per Scott MacArthur of TSN.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 18, at 11:16 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Jose Reyes continues to make great progress during rehab as he works his way back to the Blue Jays lineup. National Post's John Lott has the latest:

Reyes singled and scored in his first two at-bats as he began a rehab assignment Monday evening with the Toronto Blue Jays Class A affiliate in Dunedin, Fla...

...Reyes went 2 for 3 and played five innings at shortstop.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 11, at 5:11 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to Sportsnet columnist Shi Davidi, Reyes will head to Florida to play a simulated game on Wednesday:

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 9, at 11:19 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Exciting news for Blue Jays fans as Jose Reyes continues to make progress in his recovery and is on the field turning double plays during rehab, according to's Shi Davidi.

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UPDATE: Sunday, Apr. 28, at 12:26 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

Sportsnet columnist Shi Davidi reports that Reyes is making progress and has targeted June for his return to the Blue Jays' lineup:

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UPDATE: Monday, Apr. 15, at 3:33 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Encouraging news for Blue Jays fans as Jose Reyes (ankle) may be able to return sooner than originally anticipated, according to CBS' Danny Knobler.

Reyes found out that his left ankle injury was a little less serious than first feared, and that he may be able to return in about eight weeks. The Blue Jays had originally estimated that their shortstop was expected to miss three months.

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UPDATE: Saturday, April 13 at 9:05 a.m. ET by Tim Daniels

It could take some time before the Blue Jays get a better understanding of how long Reyes will be out. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the first MRI results may not provide the necessary information, which would force the team to wait for news from the second one after the swelling subsides.

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UPDATE: Friday, April 12, at 11:40 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

The early prognosis isn't good for Blue Jays fans. According to Dave Skretta of the Associated Press, Reyes will be out for a minimum of four weeks.

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MLB's official Twitter page broke the news:

Losing Reyes for any amount of time would be a bitter disappointment to an already dreary beginning of the season for the Blue Jays. Despite a big offseason, the club is just 3-6 in its first nine games.

The team’s struggles can’t be pinned on Reyes, though. He’s hitting .412 with one home run and three RBI, and has also flashed his trademark speed with four stolen bases.

Reyes was brought to Toronto in November 2012 as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and John Buck to Toronto in exchange for prospects. Paired with the acquisition of talents like R.A. Dickey and Melky Cabrera, the Blue Jays have set their sights higher than they have since their World Series days two decades ago.

So far, those expectations haven’t panned out, and losing Reyes will only serve to compound the issues this team faces.

Reyes spent last season with the Miami Marlins, where he played in 160 games and batted .287 with 40 stolen bases.

This won’t be the first time that Reyes has struggled with an injury. Since becoming a full-time player in 2005, he's failed to appear in more than 133 games on three occasions.

Check back with this page for the latest updates on Reyes' status.