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Reyes leaves game with hamstring tightness

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes. (AP/Charles Krupa)
March 31, 2014, 4:33 PM

Jose Reyes left Monday’s season opener with left hamstring tightness in a discouraging development for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Reyes, who battled hamstring soreness during the final week of spring training, left after one at bat against Rays left-hander David Price. Ryan Goins shifted from second base to shortstop and Maicer Izturis took over at second.

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.

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