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Blue Jays’ shortstop Jose Reyes injured in opener

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (7) poses for a photo at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.

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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."

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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.

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