NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Reyes insists he has no regrets about leaving the New York Mets to join the Miami Marlins despite his new team’s poor performance.
The All-Star shortstop brought a career-high 24-game hitting streak into Tuesday night’s game at Citi Field. The Marlins began the day tied for last in the NL East, four games behind the Mets.
“I’m very happy where I’m at right now. I like Miami,” Reyes said. “There’s no regret for me.”
Reyes left the Mets last offseason as a free agent and signed a $106 million, six-year deal with the Marlins.
Reyes returned to New York in late April and went 1 for 12 in the series. He admitted he was surprised Mets fans greeted him with more boos than cheers.
“A little bit. Because when I was playing with them, I gave everything I had,” he said. “I know why they booed me, because I’m not here no more and I play for another team. It is what it is.”