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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MLB: Mets' Reyes back in camp after thyroid issue

Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is back in camp and working out for the first time in 19 days after being sidelined because of a hyperactive thyroid.

Reyes returned to camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Wednesday, a day after he was cleared by doctors to resume baseball activities.

Doctors had recommended rest and a change in diet. It was initially thought he might miss as many as eight weeks. Reyes has not played in a spring training game, other than an intrasquad scrimmage.

He was pulled before his scheduled debut on March 5 when team doctors determined he needed more testing in New York after taking blood for his physical.

Reyes will be tested weekly and remains on the diet.