Mets SS Reyes to have surgery

NEW YORK -- Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will have surgery to clean up scar tissue around a tendon behind his right knee but will not need an operation to repair his torn right hamstring.

The date for the surgery hasn't been set, but the team said Reyes is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for spring training.

Reyes tried to come back after he was placed on the disabled list May 26 but felt discomfort while running during his rehabilitation work last Tuesday. An MRI showed a new tear.

Reyes batted .279 with two homers, 15 RBIs and 11 steals in 36 games this season.

Reyes' leg was one of a series of key injuries that sent the Mets spiraling to a 70-92 record and fourth-place finish in the NL East.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.