Jose Reyes returns to Mets after three-day bereavement leave

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Jose Reyes is back with the Mets after spending three days on bereavement leave following his grandmother’s death.

He’ll be in the lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Pirates, with the Mets placing Taylor Buchholz on the disabled list to make room on the roster.

Even after missing three games Reyes leads the league in hits and triples in addition to ranking second in doubles and steals, third in batting average, and fifth in total bases.

Michael Wacha leaves game with a left oblique strain

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Cardinals starter Michael Wacha suffered a strained left oblique muscle during his start this afternoon against the Phillies, causing him to leave in the fourth inning.

Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA and a 71/36 K/BB ratio in 84.1 innings across 15 starts this season with St. Louis. To the extent he has to miss some time — and obliques invariably send starters to the disabled list — potential fill-in candidates include John Gant, Daniel Poncedeleon and Dakota Hudson.