The Mets are considering a reunion with infielder Jose Reyes, as first reported by FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. It was originally reported that the team did not have any interest in Reyes, though they are now debating internally whether the veteran is a viable option.
Reyes, 33, was recently designated for assignment by the Rockies and is expected to be released into free agency in the near future. That move would allow any club to acquire him by signing him for a pro-rated portion of the major-league minimum, with Colorado picking up about $39 million on the remainder of his contract.
Reyes has not played this season after being suspended 52 games for violating the league’s domestic violence policy. He appeared in only 47 games for the Rockies after a trade deadline move last season, and was always said to be a trade candidate for the team.
The Mets are currently working with a middle infield of Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker, with Wilmer Flores and newcomer Kelly Johnson serving as backups. The team is known to be looking for third base help in the wake of David Wright’s injury, though Reyes is an unlikely candidate to take over at third.