- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Reyes has told the New York Mets he’s not interested in negotiating a new contract during the season.

The star shortstop can become a free agent after the World Series and could be one of the biggest prizes on the open market next winter. Reyes says he wants to stay with the Mets, but doesn’t want any off-the-field distractions right now.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says he reached out recently to Reyes’ agent, Peter Greenberg, and asked about the possibility of negotiating a new deal during the season.

Reyes, the NL batting leader, met with his representatives at home Monday and they informed the Mets they would rather wait until after the season to talk about a new contract.

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