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Reyes, Janssen head off to Florida

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BALTIMORE -- Jose Reyes and Casey Janssen headed to Florida before Sunday's game to begin rehab work, and both could be back with the Blue Jays within days.

Reyes (hamstring) will play in extended spring training on Monday so he can lead off each inning and get a number of at-bats. After that, the shortstop will move to Class A Dunedin to play there.

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BALTIMORE -- Jose Reyes and Casey Janssen headed to Florida before Sunday's game to begin rehab work, and both could be back with the Blue Jays within days.

Reyes (hamstring) will play in extended spring training on Monday so he can lead off each inning and get a number of at-bats. After that, the shortstop will move to Class A Dunedin to play there.

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Manager John Gibbons said the Blue Jays are hoping Reyes will re-join the team when it starts its weekend series in Cleveland on Friday.

"We're optimistic that will be the day," Gibbons said after Sunday's win over the Orioles. "Hopefully, that's the case."

Reyes has been on the disabled list after being hurt in the first inning of the first game. Janssen (back/abdominal) has been on the DL since March 29, and Gibbons said his situation remains a little less clear.

Gibbons said Janssen will start his work on Monday or Tuesday in Florida, but that they'll just "play it by ear [for] how he looks."

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com.

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