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Jose Reyes | Shortstop | #7

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 197
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / NYM
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If the Mets sign Jose Reyes, Newsday's Marc Carig believes the team will immediately send him to the minor leagues to work at third base.
A Mets/Reyes union was floated out as a possibility earlier this week and now it looks like it might actually happen. Carig said he'd be "surprised at this point if Reyes ends up somewhere else." The Royals have also been linked to Reyes but the Mets have a more pressing need at third base, where David Wright (neck surgery) remains out indefinitely. Reyes has never played third base in a major league game but if he can make the transition, he'd be a big upgrade over light-hitting Wilmer Flores. Jun 23 - 7:28 PM

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Rockies released SS Jose Reyes.

Colorado made an effort to trade the veteran shortstop, but no team had interest in taking on what's left of his contract (around $40 million) and he's also coming off a 51-game domestic violence suspension. That said, Reyes should have some suitors once he officially clears waivers. There's thought to be a level of interest from the Royals and Mets.
Jun 23 - 2:19 PM

The New York Post's Ken Davidoff relays that "most industry executives surveyed believe Colorado will not find a willing trade partner for [Jose Reyes]."

The Rockies have until Saturday to trade him. If not, they will likely release him, for a multitude of reasons. Even setting aside the uncomfortable nature of the 51-game suspension Reyes just finished serving for a November domestic violence incident, he just turned 33 years old and is owed $38 million (or thereabouts) through the end of the 2017 season. Not to mention that his current replacement at shortstop, Trevor Story, is slashing .264/.324/.549 with 18 homers and 46 RBI over 273 at-bats. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that the Mets are at least mulling a possible reunion. There might be interest from the Royals too.
Jun 22 - 11:53 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears from major-league sources that the Mets are "debating internally" whether signing Jose Reyes would be worth the public-relations fallout.

Reyes was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week on the heels of serving a 51-game suspension for a domestic violence incident with his wife. The 33-year-old could be signed at the major league minimum assuming he becomes a free agent, but the question is whether it would be worth the distraction to bring him aboard when he's clearly not the player he once was. Still, the Mets haven't ruled out the possibility, at least not yet. Rosenthal speculates that he could be a fit at either second or third base. Reyes could become a free agent as soon as this weekend.
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 20 - 7:26 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman says the Royals aren't targeting Jose Reyes.

ESPN's Alex Cora reported earlier today that Kansas City was interested in using Reyes at second base. According to Heyman, the Royals are all set with Whit Merrifield and Christian Colon and won't be pursuing Reyes. The 33-year-old was let go Wednesday after hitting .303 during a nine-game rehab stint with Triple-A Albuquerque. Reyes just finished a 51-game suspension for alleged domestic violence.
Jun 16 - 7:20 PM

According to Alex Cora of ESPN, the Royals are eyeing Jose Reyes to play second base.

Omar Infante was designated for assignment this week and the Royals are using Whit Merrifield and Christian Colon at second base. It does make some sense. Reyes was cut from the Rockies' 40-man roster on Wednesday and is expected to pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point he will become a free agent. The 33-year-old hit .303/.425/.485 over 40 plate appearances on his nine-game minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque. He might have something left to offer the defending World Series champs, who are currently tied for first in the AL Central.
Jun 16 - 1:52 PM

Rockies designated SS Jose Reyes for assignment.

Reyes finished up his two-week rehab assignment on Wednesday and the Rockies either had to add him to their 25-man roster or give him the heave-ho. He has served out his domestic violence suspension, but Colorado is obviously content with Trevor Story at shortstop. Reyes, 33, is still owed more than $44 million. He'll likely pass through waivers unclaimed and become a free agent.
Jun 15 - 1:06 PM

Jose Reyes' rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque is scheduled to end on Wednesday.

It's decision time for the Rockies. Reyes' has served his 51-game suspension and is ready to join the big league roster. With Trevor Story locked in as the starting shortstop, it's unclear what the Rockies have planned for Reyes. It's going to be hard for the Rockies to pull off a trade while Reyes is still owed $44 million, which leaves them with two main options: add Reyes to the 25-man roster or designate him for assignment. We should have a resolution in the next 48 hours.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 14 - 9:41 PM

Jose Reyes (suspension) will join Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday for a rehab assignment.

Reyes has been getting into baseball shape for the last two weeks at the Rockies' spring training complex in Arizona and can begin playing in live games June 1, when his domestic violence suspension officially comes to an end. The veteran shortstop is expected to spend two weeks in the minor leagues. Beyond that, it's not exactly clear what the plan is.
May 31 - 5:59 PM

Jose Reyes (suspension) completed a physical Thursday at the Rockies' spring training complex.

And then he immediately went out to a diamond to take batting practice and field groundballs. Reyes is eligible to begin playing in minor league games June 1 and should be ready for activation from his domestic violence suspension two weeks later. There's not an obvious job available to the veteran shortstop with Trevor Story still holding excellent overall numbers. It's a tricky situation for fantasy owners.
May 19 - 12:42 PM

Jose Reyes (suspension) will report to the Rockies' spring training facility in Arizona on Thursday.

Reyes will not be eligible to play until after May 31. He is serving out a suspension levied against him for an alleged domestic violence incident from last autumn. He will address the media on Thursday. Even after his suspension is lifted, the veteran shortstop will almost certainly begin his 2016 season in the minors. And even after he comes back in full, playing time might be hard to come by with Trevor Story locked in at shortstop. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation, but there aren't obvious at-bats for him with the Rockies and he might not have any real fantasy value unless a trade is consummated.
Source: Denver Post
May 18 - 5:35 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Jose Reyes through May 31 for his involvement in an alleged domestic abuse incident last fall.

The 34 games he's missed while on administrative leave count, so Reyes will wind up missing 51 games and forfeiting $7.3 million of his $22 million salary for the season. The suspension winds up being a little lighter than had been speculated, although Reyes won't be allowed to play in minor league games until June 1, so it might be a couple weeks into June before he returns to the majors. With Trevor Story cemented at shortstop, Reyes' best hope for playing time might be a trade. ESPN's Buster Olney says some teams are interested.
May 13 - 4:12 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that there are teams interested in trading for Jose Reyes.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Friday that Reyes will be credited with time already served in his impending suspension, which Olney indicates might have heightened trade interest in the shortstop. Reyes is expected to receive a suspension of 60+ games, but he's already served 34 games. A suspension could officially be handed down by Major League Baseball on Friday.
May 13 - 11:33 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that a decision on the suspension for Jose Reyes could be revealed as soon as Friday.

We've heard that Major League Baseball was close to a decision a few times, but it does appear they'll finally announce something soon. Rosenthal confirms a previous report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman that Reyes is looking at looking at a suspension of at least 60 games. That would include the 34 he's already missed while on paid administrative leave, although Reyes would have to repay that money and would not be paid for the additional games he serves under suspension. All told, he could wind up losing nearly half of the $22 million owed to him this season following last fall's arrest for domestic abuse.
May 13 - 10:12 AM

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Jose Reyes' impending suspension is likely to be for at least 60 games.

Heyman notes that it could potentially be even longer than that, with 80 games considered a fair estimate. Reyes was arrested six months ago for alleged domestic abuse. It's a near certainty that his ban will exceed the 30 games that Aroldis Chapman received, and it now looks as though he'll miss at least half of the season. An official announcement is expected at some point this week.
May 8 - 11:27 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Eddie Butler
6Chris Rusin
7Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Adam Ottavino
3Carlos Estevez
4Jason Motte
5Chad Qualls
6Boone Logan
7Justin Miller
8Jairo Diaz
9Gonzalez Germen
10Christian Bergman
11Miguel Castro
12Jordan Lyles