Reyes to start the year on the DL

The New York Mets have awful luck and I’m sure Phillies fans are just sick about that.¬† According to the team and his agent, Mets SS Jose Reyes will start the season on the DL with a hyperactive thyroid.¬†

“He was very disappointed because the initial results said that he could possibly be back in a matter of days,” agent Peter Greenberg said. “… We’re guilty of speaking a little bit too soon, unfortunately.”

‚ÄúHe‚Äôs just going to have to rest,‚Äù Minaya said. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs not a specific time frame when it will get back to normal, but our doctors will be testing that on a regular basis.”

Recent tests revealed that Reyes’ thyroid is hyperactive.¬† He did some controlled physical activity on Monday and Tuesday and that caused his levels to spike.¬† He can’t have any physical activity now until those are under control, which could take anywhere from two weeks to two months.¬† This is not what the Mets were hoping for. ¬†

‚ÄúJose obviously is a little bit disappointed that it‚Äôs going to be a matter of weeks as opposed to days,‚Äù Greenberg said. ‚ÄúBut it‚Äôs a completely curable, treatable situation. I think we all view it as good news. He’s supposed to rest and watch his diet. He’s not supposed to do anything that is going to raise the heart level so that the irritation can go down. … That’s why he’s staying at home‚Äîto just rest and relax and spend time with his family and watch a lot of movies. … He’ll be tested on a weekly basis and hopefully the levels will start down. The doctors told us this was the best possible diagnosis and that there is no intervention or medication necessary.”

With Carlos Beltran out for a couple months, it seems like the Mets are just picking up where they left off in 2009.¬† Not to mention their all-world closer K-Rod hasn’t pitched yet this spring as he has been battling pink eye.¬† Oh, and their ace Johan Santana just got rocked for four runs in his spring debut and he’s coming back from elbow surgery.¬† You couldn’t make this stuff up.¬†¬†

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