REPORT: Reyes cleared to return to the Mets

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So much for the Netflix queue:

ALERT: SNY has learned that Mets SS Jose Reyes
has been cleared to resume baseball activities and is returning to
Florid

You figure it will take a bit of time to make up for two weeks on the couch, but this is obviously really, really good news for the Mets.

Yusmeiro Petit pitched shortly after his mother passed away on Monday

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Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.

Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”

It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.

Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.