The team sent Reyes to Class A Brooklyn, where they expect him to play third base and stay down there for a week to 10 days before joining the big league club. He will make his way through Double-A and Triple-A throughout the week.
The Mets brought Reyes to the majors in 1999, signing him as a teenager out of the Dominican Republic. He spent 12 years in New York, winning the batting title in 2011, and came one victory short of the World Series with the team in 2006. He left the club in 2012 for the Marlins on a six-year, $106 million contract.
His personal issues stem form an October 31st arrest in Hawaii after a physical altercation with his wife. Reports stated that Reyes grabbed his wife by the throat and pushed her into a door. Due to her failing to cooperate with prosecutors, the charges were dropped in April.
That did not stop the league from suspending Reyes for violating the domestic abuse policy, running the ban through May 31st. The 33-year-old was originally designated for assignment, before being waived by Colorado earlier this week.
This chain of events lead to his reunion with the Mets, who sit in second place in the NL East. The team is hoping that a return to his original landing spot can lead to a career resurgence, which would give New York much needed depth and speed as they battle to get back to the Fall Classic.