It’s happening, everyone. After the Mets completed an incredible comeback victory over the Miami Marlins, the club announced that erstwhile shortstop and leadoff hitter Jose Reyes is on the way to New York and will be activated in time for Tuesday’s game. Playing for the Mets for the first time since he pulled himself from the final game of the season in September 2011, Reyes will match up with his old mates from Miami.
Reyes wasn’t particularly lighting it up in the minors leagues since returning to the Mets organization last month. Across 10 games for Single-A Brooklyn and Double-A Binghamton, Reyes was just 6-30 at the plate with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. He also went 1 for 2 stealing bases. Reyes spent his entire minor league stint playing 3rd base, making 1 error in his 10 games.
Prior to this news, Terry Collins stated that Reyes would lead off for the Mets when he returned and he’ll take over at third base from Wilmer Flores who had six hits on Sunday. Reyes will also wear his familiar number seven, which Travis d’Arnaud has reportedly given back to him. No word on a corresponding move yet to make room for Reyes but our Chris McShane wrote up the options earlier today.