Jose Reyes with a bat and glove in his hand? Yes, please.
Of course, he can’t come that soon– he’s on the 60-day DL dating back to April 12th– but as I was quickly told when I pointed that out on Twitter, June 11th is a whole lot better than “around the All-Star Break,” as we’d originally been hearing. Which isn’t to say that there’s a new diagnosis or anything, but Jose certainly seems to feel that things are going very well with his recovery.
The Google translation of the caption for the photo above says it all, I think…
I hoped this day forward and thanks to Mr. and came! Ready With Phoenix bird armor back to retake the battlefield! Today apparatus and hit for k so god wanted it! Thank you sir are very great and thanks to you my fans who give me strength to go forward! # amoloquehago
For the Spanish-speaking among us, here’s the original:
Esperaba este dia con ansias y gracias al señor ya llego!!! Ready Con mi armadura del ave Phoenix vuelvo a retomar el campo de batalla!!! Hoy se apara y se batea por k así dios lo quiso!!! Gracias señor eres muy grande y gracias a ustedes mis seguidores que me dan fuerzas para seguir hacia adelante!!! #amoloquehago
And in another Instagram post from today, he addresses his fans in English:
Sometimes we look down on ourselves when we make a mistake thinking that we could’ve done it a little different. Don’t let things from the past come back and haunt you and torment your present because it’ll affect your future. Remember we are all Kings and Queens so Never put your head down or you might drop your crown!!! Good morning and blessings to all #teamreyes #roadtorecovery #sevenstrong
I’m not going to lie, I don’t usually go for inspirational stuff like this, but from Reyes? Sure, why not? Especially since, like everyone else, I’m sure, I kind of can’t fucking wait to see him get back on the field again.