New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has been cleared to resume baseball activities after doctors determined his thyroid levels have returned to normal.
Mets general manager Omar Minaya said Reyes will resume full workouts Wednesday.
"It's a good sign for us today and, hopefully, it will be a good sign for the rest of the year," Minaya said. "Today is a good day."
Most teams take the health of their star players mostly for granted, but for us Mets fans, just getting our guys back on the field is cause for celebration.
As for when Reyes will be ready, that is still up in the air:
Though manager Jerry Manuel originally said Reyes likely needed 10 spring training games to be ready for regular-season play, Minaya did not want to speculate whether Reyes could appear in the April 5 opener against the Florida Marlins.
"Let's see how things go," Minaya said. "We are not going to say he is not going to be ready, but let's see when he comes out here how he gets himself prepared. The good thing is he came to camp in excellent shape. He is excited about being here, we are excited about him being here, but as far as Opening Day goes, we don't know."
And now, just because I am happy... a clip of one of the greatest things the Mets have ever been affiliated with, the "Jose Reyes Spanish Academy."