Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Miami Marlins have agreed to a deal with Jose Reyes. The deal is said to be a six-year deal worth $106 million. There is no confirmation on the signing as of yet.
Reyes has played nine seasons in Major League Baseball, all with the New York Mets. Over his career, he sports a .292 batting average alongside 1300 career hits and 423 RBI’s. He won the 2011 batting title as he hit .337 in 537 at-bats for New York.
The Marlins had been long-rumored to be in pursuit of the superstar shortstop, and had already acquired Heath Bell on a three-year deal earlier in the week. Miami is also said to be making a move towards signing White Sox ace Mark Buehrle, as he played under new manager Ozzie Guillen while in Chicago.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson stated earlier in the day that if the Marlins over was as high as being reported, he would not be able to top it. This appears to in fact be true, as the MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow. A Reyes signing is expected to be announced.
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