ATLANTA — Mets manager Terry Collins said 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 today.
The Mets need help at third base after David Wright's surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Collins said he and his coaches also discussed Reyes, 33, playing second base and the outfield. He said "everybody" thinks Reyes could handle those positions.
Collins said the talk is speculative and "we have nothing that's etched in stone."
Reyes was primarily a shortstop for the Mets from 2003-11.
DODGERS: RHP Nick Tepesch had his contract selected from Triple-A Oklahoma City and started against the Pirates. OF Will Venable was designated for assignment. Tepesch, 27, last pitched in the majors on Sept. 26, 2014, for the Rangers. He sat out last season after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.
NATIONALS: RHP Stephen Strasburg will start Sunday against the Brewers after skipping his last scheduled appearance with an upper back strain.
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