Jose Reyes was supposed to be the injured one. Four hours before Reyes played against the Mets as a Marlin for the first time yesterday, the Miami shortstop was asking for a medical update on his friend David Wright.

"How did David get hurt?'' Reyes asked. After he got the details, the Miami shortstop was told that his Mets replacement Ruben Tejada was out with a slight groin pull. Reyes shook his head and said, "No way.''

Reyes is gone, but injuries keep happening to the Mets. Reyes then made this prediction, telling the Post, "I think this year I am going to play a full season. I've prepared myself to do that. Right now there is nothing to worry about and all my focus is on the field.''