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.