Reyes to play 7 innings in minors Friday

Jose Reyes is slated to play seven innings Friday night at shortstop for Double-A Binghamton.

He hopes to play nine innings on Saturday, but Terry Collins said that may not be feasible due to the harsh weather brought on by Hurricane Irene.

Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes

#7 SS
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM98
  • HR5

  • RBI37

  • R80

  • OBP.377

  • AVG.336

Collins said there was a possibility that game may be played earlier in the day, which would at least allow Reyes some at-bats and some innings in the field.

Reyes will get Sunday off, and barring any setbacks, will rejoin the Mets on Monday for a doubleheader with Florida.

Collins said Reyes will play in one of those games.

Collins said he and Reyes have spoken about how Reyes’ playing time is going to be allocated going forward.

“I’ve already told him if next summer -- I think he’s going to be here -- but next summer if he’s here, if he plays 150 of 162, that’s still better than playing 100 of 162, because I don’t need him to be out for three weeks at a time,” Collins said. “I told him, 'We're going to have arguments, we're going to have discussions ... because you're going to want to play.' But I just think that we've got to probably be very understanding of certain nights where you've got a two or three-day span where he's running, running, running, running all over the bases and all the sudden we've got a day game.' There's a good chance he's not going to be playing in that day game."

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