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Reyes gets day off for rest, not injury

TORONTO -- Jose Reyes received a day off on Monday night, but according to manager John Gibbons it wasn't because of an injury.

Reyes appeared to injure himself when he scored from second base on a ground ball hit by Jose Bautista during the first inning of Sunday's game vs. the Angels. Reyes slid into home and limped off the field but remained in the game.

There was some early speculation on Monday that the day off was because of the injury, but Gibbons attempted to end all of that talk. He said Reyes was fine and the time off had been scheduled before the incident at home even happened.

"Giving him a day off, he needs it," Gibbons said. "He came up walking awkwardly, but no injury. I told him before the game yesterday that he was getting the day off."

Reyes missed just over two weeks earlier this season because of a strained left hamstring. He has appeared in 21 games since making his return and is hitting .213 with a .290 on-base percentage and 10 extra-base hits on the year.

The Dominican native is currently on a four-game hitting streak. He's hitting 6-for-15 (.400) over that span with eight runs scored, two doubles, a homer and three stolen bases.

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