Written By: Alex Lowenthal

Looks like Met fans will have to wait a little longer to watch their star shortstop return to the game.  Jose Reyes was scheduled to make his Spring Training debut this afternoon, but that won’t happen today.  He was scratched from today’s game after tests revealed that he has a thyroid imbalance.  He is currently returning to New York for more tests. The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces hormones and helps control metabolism.

Reyes was cleared to play today following a physical, but GM Omar Minaya said that the New York doctors wanted to take a closer look at Jose, saying that they’re “going to be conservative”.  He was pulled out of pre-game stretching today to head back to the Big Apple.  Reyes said he felt fine and has not experienced any dizziness, fatigue or any other symptoms of a thyroid problem. He said he was anxious to find out what is happening.

These test results can take up to two days, and Jose will not be taking part in any physical activity until we know more.

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