Mets shortstop Jose Reyes left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury according to a tweet from ESPN New York's Adam Rubin:
Jose Reyes leaves game with stiff left hamstring
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Losing Reyes really doesn't affect the Mets season, but it does affect the Met's decision on whether to resign him in the offseason, as he is in line for a contract in the neighborhood of $140 million or more. Newsday's David Lennon wrote earlier today that the Mets will focus their offseason efforts on shoring up their bullpen and re-signing Reyes:
That’s why Alderson isn’t targeting that area for a major upgrade this offseason, with the plan of investing those resources elsewhere. The GM will need to devote most of his offseason budget for the fund to re-sign Jose Reyes. Whatever might be left over will have to be spent on bullpen help.
This injury also impacts fantasy owners in all leagues, as this is Reyes second hamstring injury and those in keeper leagues may think twice about keeping him for 2012 if his injuries start to become chronic.
And Reyes value in the open market may drop as a result.