Jays place Reyes on 15-day DL, promote Diaz

March 31, 2014, 9:56 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays have officially placed Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list with left hamstring tightness and selected the contract of infielder Jonathan Diaz to replace Reyes on the active roster.

Reyes, who battled hamstring soreness during the final week of spring training, left Monday’s season opener with left hamstring tightness after one at bat against Rays left-hander David Price. The switch-hitting Reyes reported feeling better last week and played in both exhibition games in Montreal over the weekend.

The 30-year-old suffered a severe left ankle injury in 2013 and was limited to just 93 games. When healthy, he hit well, batting .296/.353/.427 with ten home runs. However, his mobility was limited, especially when moving to his left.

Diaz, 28, spent the 2013 season playing for Boston’s top affiliate. He hit .253/.358/.316 in 103 games while playing shortstop, third base and second base. The Blue Jays signed him as a free agent in November.

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