Archive for the ‘Jose Reyes’ Category

Miami Marlins v Chicago Cubs

According to a story from WEEI’s Rob Bradford, the Boston Red Sox had engaged in conversations with the Miami Marlins in an effort to acquire Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson. Both Reyes and Johnson, of course, became Toronto Blue Jays this past winter when the Marlins went into fire sale mode. The two former Marlins were part of a package that also included Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck heading to Toronto in exchange for Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis and Anthony Desclafani.

The discussions between the Red Sox and Marlins, according to Bradford’s source, included Bonifacio (“if needed”), but apparently excluded both Buehrle and Buck. The Red Sox were reportedly unwilling to part ways with super prospect Xander Bogaerts, which effectively killed the potential for a deal to be made.

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Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers

UPDATE: General manager Alex Anthopoulos addressed the media and revelaed Reyes will likely be out until the All-Star Break.


*** The slide that may cost Jose Reyes a good portion of the season officially landed him on the 15-day disabled list today, as the team recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Kawasaki appeared in 61 games for the Mariners last season, recording a .192/.257/.202 line with two stolen bases. Maicer Izturis will also see time at short, although Anthopoulos has already started making calls to other GM’s, according to MLBTR.

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