Jose Reyes aggravates right oblique strain, exits game

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Mets shortstop Jose Reyes spent close to a month on the disabled list earlier this season due to an oblique injury.  He might be going back on the disabled list now for the very same reason.

According to New York’s WFAN radio, Reyes was lifted from Thursday’s game in the second inning after re-aggravating that right old oblique strain.  The Mets are calling the injury mild, but chances are he is going to require a lengthy amount of rest.

Reyes, 27, has hit .287/.323/.423 this season with eight home runs and 44 RBI in 477 at-bats.  The Mets are 9.5 games behind the Braves in the National League East and seven games behind the Giants in the hunt for the NL Wild Card.  It might make sense to give him all the time he needs to heal.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.