On Wednesday the Colorado Rockies opted to designate Jose Reyes for assignment, meaning the team now has 10 days to trade him, keep him or cut him. The shortstop had reached the maximum days per his contract to remain on the restricted list following reinstatement from a MLB suspension for violating the league’s domestic violence policy.
In a press conference with the media, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said the team would explore all options surrounding Reyes. (Although Bridich did say it’s in the best interest of the team and Reyes to go their separate ways.)
“We’ve got a little bit of time to figure out exactly what that means in terms of his true exit.” said Bridich “We will see what happens.”
Bridich went on to acknowledge that there was low interest in recent weeks about a trade involving Reyes.
“There was a lot of things over the last week to two weeks that have kind of come and gone. Couple of team’s poking around,” said Bridich, “nothing real serious ever truly materialized.”
It is expected that the Colorado Rockies would have to eat an enormous amount of money left on Reyes’s contract in the event of a trade; however, there is one team that maybe, just maybe, would consider bringing in, or in this case bringing back, Jose Reyes: The New York Mets.