SS Reyes in lineup against former Mets team

Jose Reyes is going to play against his former team for the

first time.

The Miami Marlins shortstop is in the lineup and expected to bat

leadoff on Thursday against the New York Mets. Reyes spent parts of

nine seasons with the Mets, winning the NL batting title last year

at .337.

Reyes is a four-time All-Star and three-time stolen base

champion. He did not travel to the Mets’ spring training home in

Port St. Lucie, Fla., for either of Miami’s two games there in the

past week, and was not with the Marlins’ split squad that played

host to his former club on March 7.

Reyes signed a $106 million, six-year deal with the Marlins in

the offseason after the Mets failed to present him with a serious