Jose Reyes not in Mets lineup

8/27/2010 - MLB Jose Reyes New York Mets + more

NEW YORK -- Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is out of the New York lineup for its game against the Houston Astros after aggravating a right oblique strain Thursday night.

Mets manager Jerry Manuel says Reyes is day to day and that he should not have to go on the disabled list. Manuel says the injury is not as bad as it was when Reyes initially hurt the abdomen muscle during batting practice before a game June 30 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Reyes was out until July 6, and the injury caused Reyes to sit out the All-Star Game.

Ruben Tejada started in his place at shortstop. Tejada began the night 1-for-36 since he was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Aug. 7.