Reyes takes indoor batting practice

Reyes takes indoor batting practice

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes took indoor batting practice before Monday's game against Atlanta and still holds out hope for a return to the field before the season ends, according to the New York Daily News.

Reyes, who has not played since May 20 and was diagnosed with a complete tear of his right hamstring last month, told the Daily News that he will continue taking batting practice for the remainder of the week, and will have a key running session on the field Friday. Should the running session go well, Reyes told the paper he will attempt to play in one or the two final games next week.

Reyes could be headed for surgery in the offseason.

"I haven't seen him run or anything, so that's still a question for me," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said Sunday. "What I'd like to know [in Spring Training] is he's healthy. That's the No. 1 thing for me. Spring Training becomes a very important time for him versus what it has been the last few years."

Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.