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Jose Reyes just can't wait

Marlins' shortstop greatly anticipating his return to New York to play against Mets

Originally Published: April 24, 2012
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

On the day Jose Reyes signed with the New York Mets, his father was working in a factory building toilets. The 16-year-old Reyes had been asked by several Mets scouts to work out. In those days, scouts rarely ventured up north to Reyes' hometown Santiago region, which is almost three hours north of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. But in Reyes, Mets scouts had seen something special. Only four hours after finishing the tryout, Reyes received word that the Mets wanted to speak to his father. ...

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