MIAMI
02/07/2012 10:29 am ET Updated Feb 07, 2012

Jose Reyes, New Marlins Shortstop, Auctions His Hair On eBay

The Miami Marlins' newest infielder Jose Reyes had to cut off his dreadlocks to comply with the ball team's clean-cut policy.

Last Friday, a barber from New York's "Barber Shop of the Major Stars" cut his locks live on the MLB network. Reyes is now auctioning off the dreads on eBay.

The All-Star shortstop, who signed a $106 million, 3-year contract with the Marlins, is not just being greedy.

Proceeds from the eBay auction will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation of Southern Florida, a nonprofit that fulfills the dreams of sick children.

As of this morning, there were 42 bids to buy the ball player's hair with the winning bid set at $6,112. The auction ends Wednesday at about 2:30 p.m.

But even for diehard baseball fans, what exactly does one do with a bag of cut-off dreads?

Reyes isn't upset about the Marlins' no-hair-below-the-helmet rule. As he told ESPN before the haircut, "It's going to be a little bit emotional because I spent three years with this hair. But at the same time, I understand this rule of my new team. I'm a team player, so I have to cut it off."

Watch the below video of the haircut.

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