Sad news from the Mets, as Jose Reyes just learned that his grandmother passed away. He’ll be on leave for 3-7 days, as per the bereavement leave policy.
The Mets have yet to name a replacement on the roster, but this could be the means by which they replace RA Dickey for tomorrow’s scheduled start without putting him on the DL. This way, if he only needs to miss one outing, they wouldn’t lose him for the full 15 days. More as information becomes available.
Our condolences go out to Jose Reyes and his family.
UPDATE: Terry Collins says Dickey will make his start. The Mets may still call a pitcher up to shadow Dickey, though this is just speculation on my part.
UPDATE II: Bobby Parnell will replace Reyes on the roster. So it is the beleaguered bullpen that gets the temporary boost.