In shocking news coming from the MLB Winter Meetings in Dallas, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes suffered yet another injury, this time while signing a contract with the Miami Marlins. As the deal was being finalized, Reyes took a bad step while walking from the bathroom at the Hilton Anatole, the hotel where the Winter Meetings are located, to his agent’s suite. Reyes was in writhing pain from the misstep and medics at the hotel diagnosed him with a badly pulled hamstring. The injury voided Reyes’ contract, which hadn’t been officially signed yet.
“I am very upset at my horrendously bad luck, ” Reyes said through a translator. “I really was looking forward to the $102 million that the Miami Marlins were going to give me, but a contract that lucrative is probably out of the question now. I am still keeping my options open and am willing to sign with any team that is willing to give any amount of money to play shortstop for them. That is all.”
UPDATE: Reyes has agreed to a 1-year contract with his former team, the New York Mets, for around $550,000 with a team option for a second year. Reyes is not a guarantee to make the team coming out of spring training. In other news, the Marlins have folded as an organization due to their complete ineptitude in improving their team whatsoever. An expansion team in San Antonio, TX will be compiled for the 2012 season.