Jose Reyes expected to rejoin the Blue Jays on Monday

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MLB.com’s Jamie Ross reports that shortstop Jose Reyes is expected to return to the Blue Jays’ lineup on Monday. He hadn’t played since April 27 due to a cracked rib.

In three rehab games with Triple-A Buffalo, Reyes recorded four singles in 13 plate appearances. Prior to the injury, he was batting .250/.266/.300 with seven RBI and three stolen bases.

Ryan Goins had been handling the shortstop position in Reyes’ absence, batting .248/.300/.347 with one home run and 11 RBI. With regular second baseman Devon Travis out, Goins is expected to help out there along with Steve Tolleson.

Video: Cole Tucker’s first MLB hit is a two-run homer

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Pirates prospect shortstop Cole Tucker stepped up for an injured Erik González on Saturday and wasted little time proving that he was ready to shoulder major-league responsibilities. After starting the game 0-for-2, Tucker pounced on Derek Holland‘s 2-2 sinker and sent it out to center field for a two-run shot in the fifth inning.

Following the tie-breaking blast, Tucker responded to cheers from the crowd with… perhaps a little more ceremony than the occasion required. He was the second of the Pirates’ prospects to record his first major-league hit during the game, as outfielder Bryan Reynolds also hit a single off of Holland in the fourth.

Jung Ho Kang struck out to end the inning, after which a rain delay was called. The Pirates currently lead the Giants 3-1.