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Ned Yost almost died

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Last week it was reported that Ned Yost fell out of a tree on his property and broke his pelvis. The reports were very matter-of-fact like that, with the takeaway was that he was recovering in the hospital and would be fully recovered in time for spring training. It turns out, however, that his accident was far more serious than most assumed. Indeed, Yost could’ve very easily died.

Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com spoke to Yost, who is back home recuperating. He tweeted out the following from his conversation:

Thank goodness he had his cell phone with him and was able to get medical care in time.

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.