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Mets expected to activate Jose Reyes on Tuesday


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.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.