Worried for his health, Mets stop Reyes' winter ball bid
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The New York Mets prohibited Jose Reyes from playing winter ball, not wanting to take any chances with the health of their star shortstop.
The 23-year-old Dominican had expressed interest in playing in the winter league for the Cibao Gigantes.
"Reyes is an important part of our team," general manager Omar Minaya told Channel 37 in the Dominican Republic. "That's why the Mets organization decided that he will not play."