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Jose Reyes to be cautious with strain

Updated: July 5, 2011, 6:07 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

LOS ANGELES -- New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is applying a tough lesson learned two years ago at Dodger Stadium to his current hamstring injury.

Reyes acknowledged coming back too soon from a hamstring tendon tear in 2009, during a West Coast trip. The rapid return made the injury worse, when a more conservative return to the lineup might have provided the injury time to heal and prevented the trouble escalating.

After multiple false starts two seasons ago, Reyes turned ...

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