Reyes' thyroid condition debated

Updated: March 9, 2010, 10:17 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The New York Mets say Jose Reyes has an overactive thyroid, but the shortstop isn't buying it.

The team said on Tuesday that Reyes is expected to remain in New York while the results of additional blood tests are used to determine his treatment after tests confirmed he has an overactive thyroid.

But Reyes told ESPNDeportes.com's Enrique Rojas later Tuesday: "The specialists who took care of me in New York have told me that I'm fine and that there's nothing wrong with my thyroid. The test [taken to follow one conducted during his physical] showed that I'm fine. We just have to wait for the results of the additional test. The [doctors] found inflammation in my throat and no medicine to treat the thyroid or any other condition has been prescribed."

Doctors cleared Reyes to play Friday. But team doctors in New York wanted to take a closer look at the speedster and pulled him out of pregame stretching.

Reyes said Friday he felt fine and has not experienced any dizziness, fatigue or any other symptoms of a thyroid problem.

The additional test results aren't expected back before Thursday.

Reyes missed most of last season with an injured right leg.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Enrique Rojas covers baseball for ESPNDeportes.com.

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