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Mets morning briefing 7.3.11

7/3/2011

Not only did the Mets lose to the Yankees, 5-2, on Saturday, they lost Jose Reyes too. The speedster will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Reyes described the muscle as tight and in pain. The issue originally surfaced beating out an infield single in the first inning. Read the full story here.

"I felt something weird there," Reyes told reporters. "After that, I don't want to put pressure there. Because I feel if I put something extra, my hamstring is going to blow up."

All-Star announcements will be made Sunday, and it seems like Reyes will overtake Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki for the starting nod for the National League squad at shortstop. Now, that takes a back seat.

Sunday's news reports:

• Read Reyes coverage/game stories in the Times, Post, Star-Ledger, Newsday, Daily News and Record.

Richard Sandomir in the Times explains the status of Irving Picard's lawsuit against Fred Wilpon and family after a federal judge agreed with the Wilpons' attorneys that his courtroom is the proper forum for the case, rather than the bankruptcy court.

Willie Harris is due to return from the bereavement list Sunday.

BIRTHDAYS: Outfielder Moises Alou, who played his final two seasons with the Mets and is currently a general manager of a Dominican winter league team, turns 45. ... Frank Tanana, who finished a 21-year major league pitching career with the Mets and Yankees in 1993, turns 58. ... Danny Heep turns 54.