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Geren takes Reyes' number

Jose Reyes' number isn't staying on the Mets' shelf for long.

Former Oakland A's manager Bob Geren, who is now Terry Collins' bench coach, is getting No. 7.

Geren wore No. 17 with Oakland, and does not appear to have worn that number in the majors as a player.

Here's the history of No. 7 with the Mets:

Elio Chacon (1962)

Chico Fernandez (1963)

Amado Samuel (1964)

Ed Kranepool (1965-1979)

Hubie Brooks (1981-1984, 1991)

John Christensen (1985)

Kevin Mitchell (1986)

Clint Hurdle (1987)

Juan Samuel (1989)

Chuck Carr (1990)

Daryl Boston (1990)

D.J. Dozier (1992)

Jeff McKnight (1993)

Bobby Wine (1993-1996)

Charlie Greene (1996)

Todd Pratt (1998-2001)

Gary Bennett (2001)

Jason Phillips (2002)

Reyes (2003-2011)

Geren (2012)