Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is scheduled to return to action on Saturday in Cleveland, as the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports. Reyes suffered a hamstring injury after just one plate appearance on Opening Day, leading to speculation that he attempted to return to the lineup too soon.
Jays manager John Gibbons made the decision to push back Reyes' return -- which was originally scheduled for Friday -- due to concerns about the weather forecast for Friday night's game in New York and the abruptness of coming back for a night game on Friday and a day game on Saturday.
Reyes, 30, managed just 93 games in his first year with Toronto after an April ankle injury sidelined him for most of May and June.
When he was on the field, he was the same Jose Reyes the Jays were hoping for when they traded for him in 2012. He hit .296/.353/.427 with 10 home runs and 15 stolen bases in just 419 plate appearances. Adding him to the top of the order will almost certainly boost the club's offense, although that hasn't been their biggest concern so far this season.
As a team, Toronto is sixth in the American League in runs scored and tenth in team ERA. Reyes can't do much about the latter, but if the Jays can give their struggling starters more run support, they could get a significant boost from Reyes' return.