Well that didn't last long.
Shortstop Jose Reyes has left the Toronto Blue Jays' inaugural regular season game after just one at-bat, the official word being that he was removed because of "left hamstring tightness."
The Dominican infielder sat out the latter part of spring training with a hamstring strain, and though he was able to test it without incident in a pair of games on artificial turf in Montreal this past weekend, allowed afterward that "I don't want to say it's 100 per cent, but it's good enough."
Reyes' participation in Toronto's season-opener lasted just three pitches - he looked at a strike from David Price, then took a ball, and flied out to centre field.
He didn't take the field for the bottom of the first inning, and was replaced by Ryan Goins.