All-Star shortstop José Reyes is set to return to the New York Mets' lineup today.
Mets manager Jerry Manuel said Reyes will come off the disabled list and bat leadoff against the Washington Nationals.
Reyes, an All-Star in 2006 and 2007, missed much of spring training because of a hyperactive thyroid. He was injured for most of last season and didn’t play after May 20 because of a hamstring problem.
Reyes has been playing in the minors this week and working himself back into shape. He rejoined the Mets and practiced with them before Friday night’s game.
‘Giants’ might be easier
San Francisco Giants equipment manager Mike Murphy received an apologetic phone call from the team’s uniform manufacturer for a misspelling on Eugenio Velez’s gray road jersey.
It read “San Francicso” for the team’s road series at Houston. A replacement was en route, Murphy said.
Murphy said he didn’t notice it at the time, and neither did Velez, who made his season debut in the Giants’ 10-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
The Giants’ next road game is April 16 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
This was the second year in a row that a major league uniform spelled trouble. Last April, Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals wore jerseys reading “Natinals” for three innings of a game.
Bronson Arroyo’s lower left leg was doing much better, a day after the Cincinnati Reds right-hander got hit by a comeback grounder. Arroyo expects to make his next start. … San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Young will miss his next start with tightness in his right shoulder. He was scheduled to pitch Monday against Atlanta. Right-hander Kevin Correia will take his place. … Atlanta manager Bobby Cox was ejected from the Braves’ game Friday for arguing balls and strikes, the 154th ejection of his career. … The Los Angeles Angels promoted right-hander Bobby Cassevah from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned utility infielder Robb Quinlan to the Pacific Coast League club.