Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes reportedly cleared waivers on Friday, allowing him to be traded to any team.
According to the report, a few teams are said to be “poking” regarding Reyes's availability, including the New York Yankees. The waiver trade deadline is Aug. 31.
Reyes, 32, was traded on July 28 to Colorado with three minor-league pitchers from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for fellow shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. Reyes has around $55 million left on the six-year, $106 million deal he signed with the Miami Marlins in 2011, as well as a $22 million team option for the 2018 season.
Since the trade, Reyes has 11 hits in 51 at-bats. Colorado has gone 4–11 with him in the lineup and sits in last place in the National League West. The four-time All Star is hitting .274 with four home runs and 37 RBIs in 82 games this season.
- Scooby Axson