Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s rare that a team will honor a former player who is still playing for another team, especially a division rival. But that’s exactly what will happen on April 24th at Citi Field in New York.
The New York Mets will acknowledge Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes for the nine years he gave to the team, according to the New York Daily News. Reyes signed with the Marlins in December on a six-year, $106 million contract.
The Mets plan on showing a video tribute to Reyes before the Marlins and Mets open their first three-game series of the season.
Reyes was the first Mets player to ever win the batting title for a regular season.
Reyes is currently the lead-off hitter for the Marlins and the team’s starting shortstop. He’s hitting just .238 this season, but has stolen three bases this season for the team.