Reyes to cut hair on MLB Network
MIAMI — Rules are rules, and new Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes doesn’t have any problem abiding by them.
In fact, Reyes is so supportive meeting the the Marlins’ grooming guidelines that he is going to cut his hair on Friday, and have it televised by the MLB Network.
Reyes will have his hair cut during the 6 p.m. ET, “Hot Stove” show.
One of the barbers will be from Jordan Sports Barbershop in Bronx, N.Y.
Reyes is using the exposure surrounding his haircut to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida.
Chris Leible, one of Reyes’ representatives, initially announced Reyes’ intentions on Twitter.
“It’s official: Jose Reyes will cut off his trademark long hair Friday on the MLB Network. More details to follow,” Leible said via Twitter.
The Marlins signed Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract in early December. At the time, the All-Star shortstop said he had no problems cutting the famed dreds that he sported with the Mets.
The Marlins have long had a policy regarding length of hair as well as facial hair.
In the past, All-Stars like Josh Johnson and Hanley Ramirez have cleaned up their hair styles during Spring Training. Reyes is the first Marlin to make it must see TV.
– Joe Frisaro