Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes

About Jose Reyes

Jose Bernab Reyes (born June 11, 1983) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. He is a four-time All-Star and led the major leagues in triples in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Reyes also led the National League in stolen bases in 2005, 2006, and 2007. He was the NL batting champion in 2011. He is also the New York Mets' all-time leader in triples and stolen bases. Reyes is also a reggaeton musician and owner of a record label. Reyes was spotted by New York Mets scouts during a tryout camp in Santiago in the summer of 1999. After initial concerns over Reyes' slight frame, the Mets offered him a contract, which he signed on August 16, 1999. Despite traditionally sending youngsters to play in their Dominican academy, the Mets made an exception with Reyes and sent him to the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League for the 2000 season. He finished the season with a .250 batting average through 49 games.

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