Though he was scheduled to play just six innings, he snuck in an extra at-bat to lead off the seventh against Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon, who began a rehab assignment for Toledo. Reyes lined a first-pitch, 96-mph fastball into left field for a leadoff single before being lifted for a pinch-runner.
In the field, Reyes looked fine, turning a pair of double plays with second baseman Munenori Kawasaki and turning in a pair of assists. He ranged swiftly up the middle for a slick play on a sharp ground ball in his sixth and final inning.
Reyes is reportedly expected to start at designated hitter Friday night, then return to shortstop for the weekend. The veteran infielder is expected to join the Blue Jays for Monday's game against the White Sox if everything goes well over the next few days.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com.
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