The Mets are considering bringing back shortstop Jose Reyes.
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are not interested in trading for the shortstop, who was recently designated for assignment by the Rockies, but will consider signing him should he hit the free-agent market. Colorado has until June 25 to trade, release or waive Reyes.
The reunion is “not impossible,” Heyman says, just days after the idea was reportedly a “longshot.” Reyes was a member of the Mets from 2003 to 2011, a nine-year span in which he hit .292 with a .341 on-base percentage, collecting 1,300 hits and 81 home runs.
The 33-year-old recently finished serving a 52-game suspension for domestic violence. Reyes was initially charged following an altercation with his wife last October, but according to prosecutors, his wife did not cooperate and charges against him were eventually dropped.
Reyes is currently finishing up the six-year, $106 million contract he signed with Miami in 2011. Since then, he has been traded twice. He was sent to the Blue Jays following the 2012 season, and shipped to the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzki deal last season.
With the Rockies and Blue Jays last year, the four-time All-Star hit .274 with seven home runs, 53 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases.
- Kenny Ducey