Mets' Reyes strains side, expected to miss couple of games

NEW YORK (AP) Mets third baseman Jose Reyes is expected to miss a couple of games after straining his side during a doubleheader split against St. Louis.

Reyes went 1 for 5 in the opener, then didn't play in a 3-1 win Tuesday night. After the second game, New York manager Terry Collins said Reyes had gone to the hospital with a Grade 1 intercostal strain on his left side.

Collins said Reyes was hurt while taking a swing in his final at-bat.

The 33-year-old Reyes is hitting .239 with three home runs, eight RBIs and three steals in 16 games with the Mets. The four-time All-Star returned to his original team last month, signing with New York after being released by Colorado.

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