The New York Mets are now crossing their fingers. It was announced late Friday night that their dynamic leadoff man, Jose Reyes, will undergo an MRI for his injured right oblique. This story was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Rubin .

There now is speculation as to his status for the remainder of the Atlanta series as well as the for upcoming All-Star Game. New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel had been batting the switch hitter from the right side of the plate to spare him more pain while allowing him to still be in the lineup. His productivity in response to this change has not been good. He is batting .250 during this past week.

This is a troubling sign, as his career average is .285. This has prompted Manuel to bat him second in the order to keep him in the lineup due to the importance of the Atlanta series, but the question will be if he can remain in the lineup throughout its entirety. As always, we will have more to report when this story develops. Until then, this is not a hopeful sign.


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