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No slowing Reyes after claiming 400th steal

No slowing Reyes after claiming 400th steal

No slowing Reyes after claiming 400th steal
MIAMI -- Jose Reyes swiped a few bases over the weekend, and the Marlins shortstop went home with one of them.

On Saturday against the Mets, Reyes reached a stolen base milestone. When he took second, it was his 400th career steal. He became the 72nd player in MLB history to reach 400 steals.

The speedster followed that up with two stolen bases on Sunday and another one in the first inning Monday, giving him 403.

To commemorate the achievement Reyes was awarded the base, which he's added to his collection at home.

Reyes has 33 steals on the season, marking the third straight year he has topped 30.

Having his legs hold up is a source of pride for Reyes, who missed time during his days with the Mets due to hamstring injuries.

"The one part I feel very happy about is the fact that I've stayed healthy on the field," Reyes said. "No injuries. That's something I'm very happy about. It's disappointing with the way we've played. But this is the first year I've been able to play through September with no problems."

Reyes has five multi-steal games.

The Miami shortstop has the club lead in stolen bases, and entering Monday's action Reyes was tied for the second most in the National League with Philadelphia's Juan Pierre and Los Angeles' Shane Victorino.

Reyes also is in striking distance of Atlanta's Michael Bourn, who paces the NL with 38.

The Marlins ideally had hoped to blend speed with power this season. But it never panned out.

Their running game actually has been a factor. With 128 team steals, the Marlins top the Major Leagues in that category.

But the running game didn't come together the way the team had hoped, because Emilio Bonifacio has missed so much time with injuries. The speedster, who has 30 steals, is on the DL with a right knee sprain, and he may be done for the season.

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