The Mets have announced they activated SS Jose Reyes from the DL while promoting OF Travis Taijeron and optioning RHP Kevin McGowan.
Manager Terry Collins said that Reyes was going to be an emergency outfielder for the team after Michael Conforto went on the DL. Now with Cespedes making a trip to the DL, Reyes may have to fill the void.
"Yeah, I think it's important that he does, just to protect us," Collins said about Reyes taking fly balls. "Again, we're tyring to maximize the versatility of all our players. In case things happen in a game, and I have to move guys around, we'll make sure Jose takes some fly balls."
Reyes has played one inning in center field this season, and he said, "I am good to do whatever they want me to do."
Taijeron has yet to make his major league debut. He is hitting .272 with 25 homers and 78 RBI in Triple-A this season. The 28-year-old was an 18th-round pick by the Mets back in 2011.