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Mets' Reyes on Lima: 'A great guy'

Former teammates remember legacy left behind by fallen pitcher

Updated: May 24, 2010, 12:51 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Jose Reyes was still sleeping when his phone started ringing at 10 a.m. Sunday. Friends from the Dominican Republic were calling the Mets shortstop to tell him that his friend and teammate, Jose Lima, died from a heart attack at age 37.

"I didn't believe it from the beginning," Reyes said. "I had to call one of his family friends from the Dominican and they told me that he had a heart attack. It was tough."

Reyes played with Lima on the Mets in 2006, a few years after ...

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