Mets Taking Time With Jose Reyes Thyroid Problem

Spring Training - Roger Dean Stadium: José Reyes

Over the last few seasons we’ve seen what could be considered missteps by the Mets trainers and medical staff. Two years ago, they flew Ryan Church around the country with a concussion. Last year they flew Carlos Delgado to San Francisco with a hip injury only to return home the next day. The Mets have a recent history of giving the appearance of not taking precautions with players that are injured.

Although everyone seems to agree that Jose Reyes thyroid problems isn’t serious, it’s the right call to keep him in New York until the course of treatment is settled. As a matter of fact, the situation may only be temporary and not require treatment at all.

From MLB.com:

ESPN Deportes quoted Reyes as having said, “The specialists who took care of me in New York have told me that I’m fine and that there’s nothing wrong with my thyroid. The test showed that I’m fine. We just have to wait for the results of the additional test. The [doctors] found inflammation in my throat, and no medicine to treat the thyroid or any other condition has been prescribed.”

Reyes can still continue to work out in New York. The only thing he’s missing is playing in some games this week. But that shouldn’t set him back in his preparation for opening day.

It’s refreshing to see the Mets taking players’ health more seriously this year. I’ve been surprised that the player’s union didn’t file a complaint again the Mets given their recent history of keeping players that are hurt, or questionable, on the field.

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