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Jose Reyes Getting Close to Returning

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09:  Jose Reyes of the New York Mets watches the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on August 9, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Reyes was injured in Sundays game.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Attention, residents of Binghamton who share our appreciation for seeing major-league stars play baseball in minor-league settings: Jose Reyes, currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, is set to play three straight games for the double-A Binghamton Mets beginning tomorrow. Then, after a day off on Sunday, the Mets plan to activate him on Monday for one game of their double-header against Florida. Just don't expect Reyes to play in both games. Here's Collins, via ESPN New York: "He told me yesterday he'd be ready for the doubleheader. And I told him I'm not really sure that will be worked into the books. His first game back, let's run him out there for 18 innings? I could be opening my equipment bag and packing." [ESPN New York]

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Photo: Paul Bereswill/2011 Getty Images