As the Toronto Blue Jays continue their push for a post-season berth for the first time in more than two decades, their former shortstop Jose Reyes is contemplating his future.
Sent to the last-place Colorado Rockies in the shocking July 28 trade that brought Troy Tulowitzki north of the border, Reyes has made it known he wants to play for a winner.
“You come from a ball club that was competing for a spot in the playoffs. And you come to a club in last place. You think about that,” Reyes told the Denver Post after the Rockies’ 14-9 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday night.
“I’m at the point in my career that I want to win," the four-time All-Star said. "I say it over and over. I want to win. I don’t want to spend the rest of my career on a last-place team. That’s not the kind of player I feel like I am.”
The 32-year-old, who will make $22 million in each of the next two seasons, has reportedly cleared waivers, meaning he can be traded by the Rockies prior to the deadline on Aug. 31.
“We’ll see what happens here," Reyes said. "But in the next couple years, I don’t want to waste my time like that.”
In 21 appearances for the Rockies since being traded, Reyes is hitting .271/.284/.400 with two home runs and seven RBIs. The Rockies are 5-16 with Reyes in the lineup.