Mets' Reyes exits in first inning with stiff left hamstring

Updated: June 18, 2008, 2:42 AM ET
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Jose Reyes
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- New York shortstop Jose Reyes felt stiffness in his left hamstring running out a single and left the game in the opening inning of the Mets' game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

The Mets said he was taken out of the game as a precautionary measure and manager Jerry Manuel said after the 6-1 loss that he expects Reyes back in the lineup for the next game.

Reyes had led off the game with a single to center when he hurt himself. Damion Easley replaced him as a pinch runner and eventually scored on David Wright's double-play grounder.

Reyes came into the game hitting .289, with eight homers and 29 RBIs.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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