Reyes' possibility of returning home is likely

Create: 06/23/2016 - 10:33

Jose Reyes, once a fa- loved All-Star, hasn’t seen the field at all this year due to domestic abuse charges filed last year.

With Reyes working off the punishment, it could be sooner than later that we see a return of Reyes to the big leagues. As the Rockies are looking for trade options, he could end up in a familiar territory.

The Mets have considered bringing Jose Reyes back to Queens. Reyes was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week, but with the trade deadline approaching at the end of July, there is a possibility we see Reyes back in his old uniform.

Reyes is expected to clear waivers on Saturday which will make him a free agent. If Reyes is able to clear, the team that signs Reyes would only be paying him the major league minimum salary while the Rockies must pay up the rest of his contract.

With the Mets from 2003-2011, Reyes racked up 1,300 hits, 84 home runs, and 423 runs batted in. Despite never winning a Gold Glove, Reyes won the 2006 Silver Slugger Award, was the NL Stolen Base Leader from 2005-2007, and was the NL Batting Champion in 2011.

With the charges that were brought upon the Dominican shortstop, he may never be looked at the same from fans. This may be tough for the four-time All-Star who may have to prove himself much more due to the accusations.

As the deadline approaches in a near month, only time will tell if Reyes will stay with the Rockies, or reunite with the team that made him, the New York Mets.

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