The Mets announced on Monday night that infielder Jose Reyes is expected to be activated ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins. Reyes inked a minor league deal with the Mets on June 25 after being released by the Rockies.
Reyes, 33, made two rehab appearances with Single-A Brooklyn, going hitless with a walk in six plate appearances. He moved to Double-A Binghamton, where he hit .240 with a double in 29 plate appearances spanning eight games. The Mets are expected to use Reyes at third base while batting him leadoff. It’s tough to expect much from Reyes considering his long layoff after posting a paltry .688 OPS last season between the Blue Jays and Rockies.
Reyes was suspended from the start of the season through the end of May, effectively a 51-game suspension, due to an offseason incident in which he allegedly grabbed his wife by the throat and shoved her into a sliding glass door. His wife went to Maui Memorial Medical Center to be treated for injuries to her thigh, neck, and wrist. The Maul County Police Department declined to press charges against Reyes as his wife was uncooperative. Of course, that does not prove the shortstop’s innocence, as victims of domestic violence often refuse to cooperate with the authorities due to fear of retaliation from their abusive partner.