Mets' Reyes on 15-day DL with strained hamstring

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Mets with a strained left hamstring.

The All-Star shortstop injured the hamstring running to first base in the first inning against the New York Yankees on July 2. The move is retroactive to July 3.

Reyes leads the major leagues in hitting with a .354 batting average entering Thursday's game, and has helped keep the Mets in contention in the NL East.

Nick Evans, an infielder/outfielder, has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo to replace Reyes in the lineup.