Reyes moves back to leadoff spot

Updated: May 16, 2010, 12:20 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes batted leadoff on Saturday against the Marlins, with Angel Pagan batting third.

Reyes went 2 for 5 with two runs, but the Mets lost 7-5.

Reyes started 20 games as the No. 3 hitter. He batted .207 with no homers and six RBIs in 82 at-bats in the third slot, and was hitting .143 with runners in scoring position over his last eight games.

Jerry Manuel approached Reyes late Friday and told him: "I have to send you home."

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