The Mets have agreed to re-sign infielder Jose Reyes to a one-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Reyes will serve a bench role for the Mets, who are still looking for an everyday second baseman.
Reyes, who will turn 35 in June, just completed the second year of his second stint with the Mets. He hit just .246/.315/.413 with 15 homers in 145 games, seeing time at five different positions.
Reyes is the third free-agent signing of the winter for the Mets, who have signed Anthony Swarzak, Adrian Gonzalez and Jay Bruce and are still on the lookout for an everyday second baseman. Reyes will serve as a backup option behind projected starters Amed Rosario and Asdrubal Cabrera in the infield, giving New York a bench option in addition to Wilmer Flores.
Reyes spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Mets from 2003 to 2011, being named an All-Star on four occasions before signing a six-year, $106 million contract with the Marlins. He then spent one season in Miami, 2.5 seasons with the Jays and a season and 1.5 years with the Rockies before being released, largely due to a domestic violence suspension, and re-signing with the Mets in 2016.