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Jose Reyes clears waivers

The 32-year old shortstop can now be dealt to any major league club.

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Jose Reyes might not be with the Rockies for much longer. Reyes has cleared waivers, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, and is now eligible to be traded to any interested team.

Heyman adds "at least a couple of teams have been poking around" however a deal does not appear to be imminent.

Although Reyes cleared waivers, the Rockies might not necessarily be inclined to move him. After trading Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays, the organization does not have a notable amount of shortstop depth. Reyes has posted a .274/.310/.369 batting line to complement four home runs and 37 RBIs over 82 games. Reyes is batting a mere .216 since joining the Rockies, though.

The Yankees have been linked to Reyes, Heyman notes, but might not be in a hurry to get a deal done. Didi Gregorious is batting .290 since the end of June and has proven to be reliable defensively. If New York does not have interest in Reyes as a shortstop, opting to have Reyes play second base could remain a possibility. Stephen Drew has struggled throughout 2015 and Reyes would likely prove to be an upgrade. The Yankees could be inclined to add to their roster as a result of the Blue Jays' success since the start of August.

Reyes, 32, likely did not get claimed because of his extensive contract. He is still due $6.37 million this season and is set to earn $22 million in 2016 and 2017. His current deal also includes a $4 million buyout of his $22 million option in 2018.

Both New York clubs could be interested, however the Mets appear to be pleased with their infield production. Reyes could end the season with the Rockies, but if a team gets desperate for infield help, Reyes is now available.