Written by: Alex Lowenthal

Jose Reyes’ agent reported today that the star short stop will miss 2-8 weeks to allow his thyroid levels to normalize.  His tests this week confirmed that he has an overactive thyroid gland.  I don’t think this is really a big deal at all in the long run, but for now it’s rough.  Hyperthryroidism is often controlled with medication, and the more extreme cases are cared for with surgery in which the thyroid is removed.  Sometimes it just goes away on its own.   Mets’ doctors say that medication is not an option for Jose.  Instead he will “rest, refrain from athletic activity and make changes in his diet.”  Doctors think that once his thyroid levels return to normal through this rest/diet routine, there will not be a recurrence.  Omar Minaya says that Jose will probably start the season on the disabled list.