Blue Jays will activate Jose Reyes Wednesday

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Jose Reyes will return to the Blue Jays Wednesday for the first time since this slide.
Jose Reyes will return to the Blue Jays Wednesday for the first time since this slide. (USATSI)

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Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, multiple Blue Jays beat writers are reporting (including Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com).

Reyes hasn't played in the majors since severely spraining his ankle April 12 in Kansas City (on the play pictured above).

Reyes, 30, is hitting .395/.465/.526 with two doubles and a home run in 43 plate appearances this season. In 160 games for the Marlins last year, he hit .287/.347/.433 with 37 doubles, 12 triples, 11 homers, 40 steals and 86 runs.

In six minor-league rehab games prior to Monday, Reyes was hitting .400 with a double, two stolen bases and six runs scored.

With Reyes out of the lineup, Munenori Kawasaki got the majority of the playing time. And while he's a fan favorite and very entertaining, he's also not a very good hitter. His line after Monday's loss to the Rays sits at .225/.337/.325, so Reyes is a big upgrade.

The Blue Jays had an 11-game winning streak snapped Monday, but the important thing is they're now in contention, 5.5 games out in the AL East and only three back of a wild card spot.

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