Reyes hasn't started working out

Reyes hasn't started working out

PHOENIX -- Jose Reyes has not resumed workout activities since landing on the disabled list last week with a strained left hamstring, making it highly unlikely the shortstop will return when eligible on Aug. 23.

Though manager Terry Collins expects his shortstop to begin working out soon, it will take some time before Reyes can participate in full baseball activities and work back into game shape. When he strained a different part of the same hamstring earlier this season, he missed close to three weeks.

Reyes, who did not accompany the Mets on their West Coast road trip, was batting .336 prior to his injury. He still leads the National League in batting average, triples and runs scored, while ranking second in hits and stolen bases. As long as Reyes returns by September, he should still amass more than enough at-bats to qualify for the batting title.