Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has officially announcement his retirement. Reyes hasn’t played in the MLB since 2018 with the Mets. He batted .189 in his final season in the majors.
Reyes joins David Wright in retirement, the two of which gave the Mets one of the most prolific combinations on the left side of their infield for many years. Reyes was a 4-time All-Star, 1-time batting champion and 1-time Silver Slugger. He also led the majors in stolen bases for three straight seasons from 2005-2007 and led the league in triples four times.
Reyes’ best season came in 2006. He hit 19 home runs, had 81 RBIs (both career-highs) stole 64 bases and hit .300 from the plate. Reyes finished 7th in NL MVP voting that year.
After leaving the Mets in 2012, Reyes was never quite the same player. He had a few decent seasons with the Marlins and Blue Jays, but never made another All-Star team. His second stint with the team from 2016-2018 was somewhat of a disappointment, but fans can take solace in knowing his final games came in a Mets uniform.
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