Preparing Sunday for a fourth consecutive game on the bench, Jose Reyes touched his tight right calf while his questioners touched a nerve.

“No,” Reyes replied when asked if he had expected his leg to take this long to heal.

“Yes,” he said when asked if he was frustrated.

“I want to be on the field, you know?” Reyes said. “It’s hard for me to be sitting here … But on the bench Reyes will remain, at least for one more game …

Rest was the prescription, along with his now-usual routine of ice, heat and massage.

The Official Site of Major League Baseball, national, May 17, 2009