Already without David Wright and Ike Davis, the Mets will be without shortstop Jose Reyes for as much as a week. Reyes was placed on the bereavement list after the death of his grandmother, Maria Trinadad Reyes, in the Dominican Republic.
Reyes is having perhaps the best season of his career, hitting .335/.382/.493, and leading the league in hits (76), doubles (17) and stolen bases (19).
"With Jose out of the lineup for a few days, we've really got to rally around each other," manager Terry Collins told MLB.com. "We've got to understand that it's going to take everybody that's on the bench and in that lineup to get the job done."
As good as Reyes has been to start this season, he's been even better lately, hitting .459/.474/.676 in the last eight games and .364/.421/.555 in May.
Ruben Tejada is starting at shortstop today and Willie Harris is leading off, playing third base.
The Mets activated right-hander Bobby Parnell from the disabled list (finger) to take Reyes' roster spot.
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