Report: Marlins Have Extended An Offer To Jose Reyes
Free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes has received a contract offer from the Florida Marlins and is expected to meet with the team, according to a tweet from WFAN Sports Radio.
The reigning National League batting champion is considered to be one of the top free-agents on the market this offseason. The Marlins currently have an All-Star shortstop on their squad, Hanley Ramirez, which means if the club did sign Reyes, either one of the players would have to change positions, or Ramirez would have to be moved this winter.
In 2011, Reyes hit .337/.384/.493 with 39 stolen bases, 101 runs, and a league-leading 16 triples. Over the course of his nine-year career he has hit .292/.341/.441 and averaged 57 stolen bases per year.