The Mets are willing to negotiate an extension with Jose Reyes, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The sides have not discussed anything yet and will not finalize anything during the season, but the Mets are open to replacing their $11MM club option for 2011 with a multi-year deal.
The Mets are committed to Reyes as a long-term solution at short, according to Martino’s source. The club is not concerned about Reyes’ health, despite the leg, thyroid and oblique injuries that have sidelined him in 2009-10.
Reyes, 27, has a .278/.318/.414 line in 428 plate appearances this year with 21 stolen bases. His UZR/150 is -6.2, which suggests his defense has been below-average for a shortstop.