NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He’s back.
The Mets announced Monday that Jose Reyes is on his way to New York and is expected to be activated Tuesday for their game against the Miami Marlins.
The Mets signed Reyes to a minor league deal after the Colorado Rockies released him following a 59-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. MLB imposed the penalty after Reyes got involved in an altercation with his wife last October that initially resulted in a criminal charge, later dropped.
“As I have expressed in the past, I deeply regret the incident that occurred and remain remorseful and apologetic to my family,” Reyes previously said in a statement. “I have completed the counseling required by MLB, have been in ongoing therapy, and will continue with counseling going forward. I appreciate the Mets organization for believing in me and providing the opportunity to come back home to New York.”
A four-time All-Star shortstop, Reyes has shifted to third base in the Mets minor league system and could take over the position while David Wright recovers from surgery last month to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
Reyes played for the Mets from 2004-2011, before signing a six-year, $106 million contract with the Marlins. Reyes was traded to Toronto and then the Rockies.
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