Terry Collins jokes about asking FBI to find ‘the real Jose Reyes’
Jose Reyes has gotten off to a terrible start at the plate in the initial days of the 2017 MLB season. So much so, in fact, that New York Mets skipper Terry Collins cracked a joke about enlisting the services of the FBI to discover the whereabouts of the “real” version of the infielder.
“I’ve got the FBI out looking for the real Jose Reyes,” Collins said, via the New York Post. “He’s being held someplace.”
Reyes, hitless in his past four games after going 0-for-4 in Monday 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, is now 1-for-27 (.037) on the season with nine strikeouts.
Collins went on to say that there are no plans to sit Reyes as he works through his season-opening slump.
“I think you have got to let him work through it,” Collins said. “Today he took batting practice off, because we thought he had been swinging too much. We all know he’s just too good a player to continue to struggle and I think when he breaks out you’re going to see a different lineup.”
Collins arguably isn’t overly concerned over Reyes’ struggles, as making light of the situation wouldn’t be a typical response out of a manager worried about a player’s sub-par performance.