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Mets infielder Jose Reyes has intercostal strain

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Reyes hurt himself on a swing.

St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets - Game One Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Jose Reyes has a Grade 1 intercostal strain, which he suffered on his last swing in the Mets’ first of two games against the Cardinals on Tuesday. He’ll be out “a few days,” according to Terry Collins.

The Mets signed Reyes to a minor league deal when the Rockies released him at the end of his domestic violence suspension, and they called him up on July 5. In 72 plate appearances since then Reyes has hit .239/.278/.493 with three home runs and a 103 wRC+. He’s mostly played third base, but he has played a handful of innings at shortstop, too.

In the short term, Wilmer Flores figures to be the Mets’ everyday third baseman. He’s having a pretty good year with the bat, as he’s hit .263/.322/.473 with 10 home runs and a 116 wRC+. And if not Flores, Anthony DiComo pointed out that Dilson Herrera, who has hit well for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s all season, was scratched from the team’s game on Tuesday night, possibly an indication that he could be getting a call to join the Mets.