Jose Reyes is on track to be activated Friday


Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star has the update

Reyes was pulled from the Blue Jays’ season-opener after just one plate appearance with tightness in his left hamstring. An MRI was taken and ruled out structural damage. The 30-year-old shortstop missed 29 total games in 2011 with hamstring issues and sat out for 10 weeks last season because of an ankle injury.

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.