NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Will Jose Reyes be donning a New York Mets jersey once again?
According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are “debating internally” whether Reyes “would be worth the public-relations fallout.”
The Colorado Rockies designated Reyes for assignment on June 15 after completing a 59-day suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy. He was suspended through May 31 after being charged with domestic violence for an altercation with his wife in Hawaii last October. Prosecutors dropped the charge ahead of a trial scheduled April 4, saying Reyes’ wife was not cooperating.
The Rockies acquired Reyes from Toronto on July 28, 2015, in the trade that sent popular shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. Reyes hit .259 in 47 games with Colorado last season.
Reyes left the Mets as a free agent following the 2011 season after signing a six-year, $106 million contract with the Miami Marlins.
Reyes played for the Marlins for only one season before getting traded to the Blue Jays.
If the Mets do sign him, the team would only owe him a pro-rated portion of the minimum salary.
The Rockies are still responsible for the $39 million remaining on Reyes’ contract.
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