Reyes' next thyroid test may be his last

Reyes' next thyroid test may be his last

NEW YORK -- Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will undergo what should be his final thyroid examination early next week.

Reyes, who had his thyroid imbalance checked as frequently as once per week when it was first diagnosed back in March, has not undergone a test in more than four weeks. As long as the results of his next exam come back normal -- and Reyes has no reason to believe they will not -- he should be done with the testing for good.

And that much, for the shortstop, is a relief.

"Believe me, yeah," Reyes said. "When you do a test, sometimes you think maybe something's wrong. So you want to get that out of your mind."

Reyes missed the first week of this season with a thyroid imbalance that required a strict regimen of rest to correct. He entered Saturday's play batting just .211 with no home runs.

-- Anthony DiComo

Dan Mennella is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.