Toronto Blue Jays shorstop Jose Reyes is expected to miss at least three months of the season as he recovers from a severe ankle sprain, general manager Alex Anthopolous told reporters in Kansas City on Saturday.

Anthopolous estimated last night that Reyes would miss 1-3 months, so the official news is not completely unexpected. The team has ruled out a fracture to the ankle, but the shorstop will need to undergo a second MRI once the swelling in his ankle has subsided.

Toronto has currently placed Reyes on the 15-day DL, and has purchased the contract of Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo to occupy the open roster spot. Kawasaki is scheduled to start at shortstop tonight, although Anthopolous has acknowledged that he will look for a potential trade opportunity to address the need at shortstop.