Mets sign Jose Reyes to Minor League contract

The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed free agent infielder Jose Reyes to a minor league contract.

He will report to the Brooklyn Cyclones (the Mets' New York-Penn League Class A affiliate) and is expected to play in tomorrow afternoon's 4:00 p.m. game in Coney Island. Reyes will address the media after the conclusion of tomorrow's game against Hudson Valley.

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson will address the media via conference call today at 3:00 p.m. Media should call 888 500-1170 and use code 41369325 to participate.

Below are statements from Alderson and Jose Reyes.

STATEMENT FROM METS GENERAL MANAGER SANDY ALDERSON

"We made the decision to offer a contract to Jose after extensive consideration and discussion with Jose, his representatives, Major League Baseball and various departments at the Mets. We are convinced that Jose has accepted responsibility for his actions and their consequences and have confirmed he is taking steps beyond those prescribed by MLB, including ongoing counseling. Accordingly, we believe he deserves a second chance to return to our organization.  

STATEMENT FROM JOSE REYES

As I have expressed in the past, I deeply regret the incident that occurred and remain remorseful and apologetic to my family. I have completed the counseling required by MLB, have been in ongoing therapy, and will continue with counseling going forward. I appreciate the Mets organization for believing in me and providing the opportunity to come back home to New York.