Mets' Jose Reyes (oblique) sits again

NEW YORK -- Shortstop Jose Reyes was out of the New York Mets' lineup for the second night in a row against the Houston Astros because of the right oblique strain he aggravated on Thursday.

Reyes says the injury is not as bad as it was when he initially hurt the muscle in his side during batting practice before a game June 30 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He did not take batting practice on Saturday.

Reyes was out until July 6, and the injury caused him to miss the All-Star Game.

Ruben Tejada started in his place Saturday night, going 1-3 in the Mets' 4-1 loss. He went 1-for-2 Friday night with a walk that brought in a run, but is batting just .172 on the year.