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Reyes cleared for baseball activities

Shortstop could be healthy enough to play Wednesday
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TORONTO -- Jose Reyes has been cleared to resume baseball activities and it's possible that the veteran shortstop will be healthy enough to play when he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.

Reyes has been out since April 27 because of a cracked rib. He underwent another MRI on Thursday, and while the injury hasn't completely healed there has been enough progress to resume playing.

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TORONTO -- Jose Reyes has been cleared to resume baseball activities and it's possible that the veteran shortstop will be healthy enough to play when he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.

Reyes has been out since April 27 because of a cracked rib. He underwent another MRI on Thursday, and while the injury hasn't completely healed there has been enough progress to resume playing.

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The 31-year-old fielded ground balls prior to Friday night's game against the Red Sox and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said it's possible Reyes will be sent on a rehab assignment before next week's return.

"It's healing up," Gibbons said. "He'll go out there with the team, stretch, take some ground balls, and I think he's going to hit off a tee. So, it was good news yesterday."

Reyes suffered the injury during the club's first road trip of the season but tried to play through the pain. That involved hitting exclusively from the right side but over time it became evident the injury wasn't going to get better without an extended period of time off.

The Dominican native hit .250 with a .266 on-base percentage, three doubles, seven RBIs and three stolen bases in 16 games this season. Ryan Goins will continue to fill in for Reyes and likely will settle into a utility infielder role upon his return.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB.

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

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