After 16 seasons, shortstop Jose Reyes officially announced his retirement.
“After 16 great MLB seasons, I’m officially announcing my retirement from baseball,” Reyes said in a statement. “As a young boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, I could have never dreamed of achieving all that I have through this incredible game. I want to thank God for all my blessings.”
Reyes left New York in 2012, then spent the next few years playing for a variety of teams before he returned to the Mets in 2016. One year after they went to the World Series.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon released a statement on behalf of ownership.