Jose Reyes, who spent 12 of his 16 seasons playing for the New York Mets, officially announced his retirement from baseball.

Reyes made the announcement on Wednesday via Twitter, saying in part.: “As a young boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, I could have never dreamed of achieving all that I have through this incredible game. I want to thank God for all my blessings.”

Reyes debuted for the Mets in 2003 at the age of 20. He led the National League in stolen bases for three consecutive years from 2005–07, and made four All-Star teams from 2006–11. Reyes also led the Majors in triples four times, and won the NL batting title in 2011.

From 2012–15, Reyes had stints with the Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies, before returning to the Mets in 2016. Reyes received MVP votes in five seasons while playing with the Mets.

Ex-Mets shortstop Jose Reyes announces retirement


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