If you just so happen to watch the New York Mets play the Miami Marlins on July 5th, then you may recognize someone on the field for the Mets who has not been there since he was released and signed by the Miami Marlins. The person who I am talking about is Jose Reyes, who makes his return to the Mets who he last played for in 2011.
He ended up only playing 11 minor league games for the Brooklyn Cyclones and had an average of .176 (6 for 34). He played mostly 3rd base in his short run with the Cyclones and it is pretty well-known that when he takes the field for the Mets he will be more than likely play 3rd base. He signed with the Mets on June 25th to a minor league deal after being released by the Colorado Rockies after he was suspended by MLB for a domestic violence incident back on October 31,2015
On October 31st, Jose Reyes was arrested after a physical altercation with his wife at a Four Season Resort in Hawaii. It is alleged that he grabbed his wife, Katherine, by her throat and threw her into a sliding glass door in the hotel room. She would decline to cooperate with the local police and later the charges were dropped.
The is Jose’s first MLB game since right before his suspension from MLB. There were many women groups that were putting petitions out there to convince the Mets not to sign him. David Wright, Jose Reyes’ teammate, the captain of the Mets, and currently on the disabled list made a comment after the announcement came last week. He admits that what Jose Reyes did was wrong, but he has done enough to earn a second chance and thinks it’s OK for Reyes to return.
It will be interesting to see what happens if Jose Reyes helps the Mets as they have a lot of injuries and are thin at certain positions. It will be curious to see how this all plays out, but let’s take it one step at a time.