Shortstop Jose Reyes cut from team, walks away with $40M

Jose Reyes, Carlos Gonzalez
Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez, front, celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Jose Reyes against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept.. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A big-time major league player is getting the boot but he’s walking away with an almost $40 million parting gift.

Shortstop Jose Reyes has been playing with the Isotopes for the past couple weeks getting back into baseball shape following his two-month suspension for a domestic violence arrest. The Rockies have tried to trade him but no one wants the 33-year-old former All-Star.

Wednesday the Rockies cut the Isotope — which means they’ll eat the $13 million he’s still due this year, $22 million for next year and a $4 million buyout.

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