Jose Reyes not jumping to Scott Boras

Updated: June 18, 2011, 7:10 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo and Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Scott Boras has several high-profile clients.

New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, however, won't be one of them.

Reyes ended any speculation of a potential partnership with Boras before Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels when he announced that he will be staying with his current representation, Peter E. Greenberg and Associates.

FoxSports.com, citing anonymous sources, reported that Boras -- regarded as baseball's most powerful agent -- had engaged in talks with Reyes about becoming his representative. The 28-year-old Reyes can become a free agent at the end of the 2011 season.

"No chance," Reyes said. "Scott Boras went to Colorado (to visit me in early May), but we didn't have a chance to meet together. I saw him at the stadium and said hello, but nothing else happened. I'm happy with my agents.

"(Scott and I) talked a couple of times on the phone. He's always tried to get me since the minor leagues, but like I said, I'm happy with my agents."

Reyes said Boras tried to meet with him in Colorado but the shortstop was "too tired" to sit down with the super agent.

Reyes acknowledged that there would be no harm in listening to what Boras had to say. He said he has been approached in the past by "a couple of" other agents who inquired about representing him.

"It's not going to hurt you, if you listen to some other people (who) try to talk to you," Reyes said. "... But, like I said, I'm happy with Peter."

Boras isn't in violation of any rules, as agents are allowed to speak to rival agents' clients. The players' union only requires agents to disclose all contact with players on 40-man rosters that they do not represent.

Reyes was asked about the perception that Greenberg didn't deliver him enough money in his first contract.

Reyes signed a four-year, $23.5 million contract with the Mets in 2006, but that deal was dwarfed by teammate David Wright's six-year, $55 million pact with the club shortly after.

"He did a good job on my first contract. He did a very good job," Reyes said. "There's no chance that I'm gonna change agents. He did a very good job with my contract in the past, and I still believe in him."

Reyes said he personally assured Greenberg that he'd be staying with the agent after the report surfaced.

"I said 'Peter, I'm going to be with you, so don't worry about anything. I'm with you and I'm happy with you so, don't think (that) I'm going to let you go now cause it's not going to happen,'" Reyes said.

Reyes added that Leible will be at Citi Field on Saturday to meet with him.

Despite being the subject of constant trade rumors and speculation surrounding his future, Reyes has put together a career year. He leads the National League with a .344 batting average, while ranking second in the NL with 24 stolen bases. His 12 triples rank first in the majors.

Owner Fred Wilpon, who has previously stated that Reyes is not worth the same amount of money the Red Sox paid outfielder Carl Crawford (7 years, $142 million), said on Saturday that Reyes has been "outstanding, in every part of the game" in 2011.

Manager Terry Collins does not believe that all of the speculation surrounding Reyes' free agency will bother the shortstop.

"If there's one guy in the clubhouse I'm not worried about having that be a distraction, it's Jose," Collins said.

Mike Mazzeo and Ian Begley are regular contributors to ESPNNewYork.com. Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin was used in this report.

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