ATLANTA (AP) Mets manager Terry Collins says he has talked with his coaches about how the team would utilize Jose Reyes if the infielder returned to New York, where he launched his career.
Reyes was cut by the Rockies after serving a 59-day suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. He becomes a free agent on Saturday.
The Mets could use help at third base following David Wright's surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Collins said he and his coaches also discussed the 33-year-old Reyes playing second base and the outfield. He said ''everybody'' thinks Reyes could handle those positions.
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Collins said the talk is speculative and ''we have nothing that's etched in stone.''
Reyes played primarily at shortstop for the Mets from 2003-11.