Cut pinky keeps Mets' Reyes out of All-Star Game
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves shortstop Edgar Renteria will start in Reyes' place. Houston Astros manager Phil Garner, the NL squad's skipper, named St. Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein to the roster as a replacement for Reyes.
Reyes was injured Friday night when he slid headfirst into first base and cut his finger on Florida first baseman Mike Jacobs' spikes. The star shortstop needed seven stitches to close the wound and consulted with Mets team doctor Straun Coleman before deciding Sunday to not play in the All-Star Game.
"I'm disappointed," Reyes said before the Mets' 7-6 victory over Florida on Sunday. "I'm not going to play, but I'm still going. I really want to be ready for the second half of the season."
"I'm going to go and tip my hat and have fun, but you won't see me on the mound," Glavine told the New York Post.
Reyes and Glavine joined Pedro Martinez as Mets players selected for the All-Star team who won't play. Martinez withdrew earlier in the week because of a sore hip that put him on the disabled list.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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