"He's really starting to take off now," manager Jerry Manuel said, after Reyes collected two hits Tuesday for the second successive game. "I think he's found his groove, found his rhythm. I think he's really starting to relish that third spot."
After struggling through an 0-for-11 stretch earlier this week, Reyes now has four hits -- including two doubles -- in his past seven at-bats.
Most impressive to Manuel, however, were the strong throws he made in the ninth inning Tuesday, including one to nab Orlando Cabrera at first on a slow roller.
"He's kind of out of Spring Training mode now," Manuel said. "It looks like he's into that playing mode."