Mets' Jose Reyes strains intercostal muscle during swing

ByMark Simon ESPN logo
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes was sent to the hospital after Game 1 of the team's doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Reyes strained his left intercostal muscle (the muscle between the ribs) on his last swing of his last at-bat of the game. The Mets provided no timetable for his return.

Reyes went 1-for-5 in Game 1 and is hitting .239 through 67 at-bats since joining New York earlier this month. Collins said before the game that it would take 125 to 130 at-bats to get a full read on what Reyes could provide the team in its postseason push.

If Reyes is out for a while, the likeliest replacement would be infielder Dilson Herrera, who was scratched from a Tuesday start for the Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate. Herrera is hitting .277 with 13 home runs at Triple-A this season. In 49 career games with the Mets, he's hit .215 with six home runs.

Information from ESPN's Adam Rubin was used in this report.