(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The Toronto Blue Jays will likely be without shortstop Jose Reyes until the All-Star break, after he severely sprained his left ankle in Friday night’s 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said an MRI revealed a severe sprain, but the ankle is not fractured. He said that the 29-year-old Reyes could be back on the field in six to eight weeks if all goes well during rehab.
Toronto acquired the four-time All-Star from the Miami Marlins this past off-season. In 10 games with the Jays, Reyes is batting .395 with one home run, five runs, five RBIs and five stolen bases.
With Reyes on the 15-day disabled list, the Blue Jays selected the contract of shortstop Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.
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