Fantasy Baseball: Blue Jays' Jose Reyes could return for weekend

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While most injury news has been bad news for fantasy baseball owners to this point, there is some good news coming in the form of Toronto Blue Jays’ shortstop Jose Reyes.

Reyes appears on track to re-join the Blue Jays in time for their upcoming weekend series in Cleveland. Reyes played in an extended spring training game in Florida on Monday and was in the lineup for Class-A Dunedin on Tuesday night.

Apr 3, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (7) smiles in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

He’s expected to appear in at least two official rehab games before the Blue Jays re-evaluate his situation. The All-Star shortstop has been out since he suffered a strained hamstring during his first at-bat of the season on March 31. He’s eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday, and while that won’t be happening it also doesn’t appear as though Toronto will have to wait much longer.

Unless he suffers a setback in the next couple of days, I would expect him to be in the Toronto lineup Friday or Saturday at the latest.

However be very cautious as I tend to worry about hamstring issues with speed guys such as Reyes as they tend to linger on all season. It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to look to move Reyes in the next few weeks before the hamstring issue creeps up again.

In other injury news:

Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays

Lind is considered day to day with a lower-back injury, but it appears possible he will need an extended period of time off. Lind’s back has bothering him for the past several days but became more severe in the series opener in Minnesota. The hope is that Lind will feel better within the next couple of days, but history suggests it could take a lot longer than that.

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