Mets Sign Jose Reyes With Hope He Can Still Offer a Jolt


Jose Reyes in May. Reyes, who was suspended for 51 games for domestic abuse allegations, was designated for assignment by the Rockies and then placed on waivers Thursday.

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The Mets signed the four-time All-Star Jose Reyes, a move intended to give their inconsistent offense a boost, on Saturday after the Colorado Rockies had parted ways with him during his return from a suspension over domestic abuse allegations.

The Mets will give Reyes, 33, who spent 12 years in their organization, a second chance and hope his speed and on-base skills can enliven their offense. The team ranks near the bottom of the major leagues in runs and stolen bases.

Reyes, who was signed to a minor league deal, will report to short-season Class A Brooklyn and play his first game on Sunday.

The Mets believe Reyes, a longtime major league shortstop with some experience at second base, can bounce around the infield, including third base, or even try left field.

Asdrubal Cabrera, the starting shortstop, has impressed the Mets with his hitting and fielding, so Reyes may be…

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