Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes played in a simulated game Friday and may start a rehab assignment next week.

Reyes played two innings and had three plate appearances at Toronto's minor league complex in Dunedin, Fla., and manager John Gibbons said Reyes also did some sliding drills afterward.

The four-time All-Star sprained his left ankle April 12 sliding into second on a stolen base attempt.

Gibbons said Reyes could start a rehab assignment Monday in Dunedin. In his first season with Toronto, Reyes is hitting .395 with five RBIs and five stolen bases.