Jose Reyes stepped into the on-deck circle, turned toward the New York Mets' dugout and bowed.
Hard feelings, nowhere to be found.
The Miami Marlins shortstop faced his former team for the first time Thursday, shaking hands and offering hugs before the game with guys donning the orange-and-blue color scheme he used to wear. Reyes signed a $106 million, six-year deal with the Marlins during the offseason after he said the cash-strapped Mets failed to make him a competitive offer.
''Of course, I'm going to miss the fans there in New York because of all the support they gave to me,'' Reyes said. ''I'm going to miss that. But like I say, I have new fans now down here in Miami.''
The Marlins wound up winning 3-1.
Reyes got mostly applause as he was introduced, though some boos were mixed in as well. The real reaction from New York will come April 24, when the Marlins are set to play at Citi Field for the first time this season.
''This is nothing,'' Reyes said. ''It's going to reall...