The Mets have considered the possibility of bringing Jose Reyes back to Queens. Reyes was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies last week. Last October, Reyes was arrested for a domestic violence incident with his wife. Charges were dropped, but Major League Baseball handed down a suspension that lasted through the end of May as a result of its own investigation.
Reyes is expected to clear waivers on Saturday, at which point he will become a free agent. Assuming that is the case, the team that signs Reyes would only be paying him the major league minimum salary while Colorado foots the bill for the rest of his contract.
The Mets think Reyes could handle third base. While Wilmer Flores has filled in adequately in David Wright's absence, the Mets could use whatever speed Reyes has left in the tank, as their team ranks last in the National League in stolen bases. But Reyes hit just .281/.320/.390 over the 2014 and 2015 seasons despite playing his home games in Toronto and Colorado.