Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes fractures rib, DL decision coming Tuesday

Friday April 17th, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has a small fracture in his left ribcage that could lead to a stint on the disabled list, according to multiple reports.

Reyes confirmed the news on Friday after undergoing an MRI, adding that he's also battling a muscle strain in the same area. The injury reportedly occurred on a check swing against Baltimore last weekend.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced the injury on Friday morning. The club will let Reyes rest until Tuesday, giving the injury time to heal before making a decision on a possible DL trip.

Reyes left Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning, complaining of soreness in his ribs. A DL stint would be the tenth in Reyes' 13-year career.

The shortstop is off to a 12-for-37 start (.324), with three doubles and five RBI in 10 games. Reyes has hit .292/.338/.409 for Toronto over the last three years, but has spent time on the disabled list each season, including 69 games in 2013 with a severe ankle sprain and missing 19 days last season because of hamstring issues.

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