Jerry Hairston Jr. has been playing through a fractured leg for the past two months

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For two months now Jerry Hairston Jr. has been playing through leg pain that he believed was shin splints, but the Padres announced this afternoon that he has a fractured tibia. He’ll miss the remainder of the regular season and also won’t be available if San Diego makes the playoffs.
Hairston previously missed the end of August and beginning of September with an elbow injury and went just 1-for-17 after coming off the disabled list, but prior to that batted .271/.342/.398 during the time he was playing through a broken leg.
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Hairston will need 4-6 weeks of recovery time, so the 34-year-old should be fully healthy by the time he hits the open market as a free agent.

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.