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Jose Reyes remains in game after jamming right shoulder

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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In the first inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Astros (GameTracker), Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes jammed his right shoulder after sliding into second trying to stretch a single into a double. His shoulder collided with the infielder's leg, though he could have jammed it on the slide before that.

Here is the best angle of the play and Reyes' subsequent anguish. Reyes did remain in the game:

Reyes, 31, spent time on the disabled list with a hamstring injury earlier this season. He's had all sorts of leg problems over the years, but this is a fluke thing that could have happened to anyone.

In 95 games coming into Sunday, Reyes was hitting .276/.326/.406 with eight home runs and 19 stolen bases. He has only been caught once.

The Blue Jays came into Sunday at 60-52 overall, 2.5 games back of the Orioles in the AL East and two games up on the Mariners for the second wild-card spot.

Toronto is currently without Edwin Encarnacion (quad), Brett Lawrie (finger) and Adam Lind (foot), among others, so losing Reyes would have been a huge blow.

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