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Reyes looks solid in first rehab game

Shortstop picks up a hit and turns two double plays in the field
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TOLEDO, OHIO -- Jose Reyes played six innings at shortstop and went 1-for-4 Thursday night in the first game of his Minor League assignment for Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays shortstop, working back from a cracked rib that put him on the disabled list near the end of April, flied out to right, left and center field his first three times at-bat.

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TOLEDO, OHIO -- Jose Reyes played six innings at shortstop and went 1-for-4 Thursday night in the first game of his Minor League assignment for Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays shortstop, working back from a cracked rib that put him on the disabled list near the end of April, flied out to right, left and center field his first three times at-bat.

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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.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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