The numbers mean little, although optimistic observers will happily cite the figures next to the name of Jose Reyes.

Reyes singled and scored in his first two at-bats as he began a rehab assignment Monday evening with the Toronto Blue Jays Class A affiliate in Dunedin, Fla. In the same game, teammate Brandon Morrow started on the mound and allowed three runs in two innings.

The numbers aside, what matters most to the Blue Jays is that their leadoff hitter and one of their starting pitchers have taken the first competitive steps on the way back to the big leagues.

Reyes has been out since April 12, when he suffered a severe ankle sprain on an awkward slide into second base. Morrow has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a forearm strain.

Reyes went 2 for 3 and played five innings at shortstop.

Without being specific, manager John Gibbons said both players would finish their rehab stints at a higher level of the minors. That likely means they would move up to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, who play at home through next Monday.

The manager said he expects Reyes back in the Jays’ leadoff spot within 10 days, perhaps sooner. He suggested Morrow will need at least two rehab starts before returning to the rotation.

Earlier in the season, Morrow battled back problems and on several occasions had difficulty getting his arm loose before the forearm strain sent him to the DL.

“We don’t want to rush it,” Gibbons said. “He’s got to show us he’s good and healthy. Whether that’s two, three [starts], who knows?”