The Rockies’ Jose Reyes was cited in Hawaii on Halloween for alleged an domestic incident involving his wife. Spring training is right around the corner and this situation is still unresolved from a legal perspective. Because Major League Baseball doesn’t want this to be the talk of the Rockies as camp opens up and the media begins the assemble, they’ve placed Reyes on paid leave until this is all sorted out.
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Colorado Rockies’ shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave pending completion of his criminal proceedings in Hawaii, pursuant to Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Section III.C.2 of the Policy permits the Commissioner to impose a paid suspension pending resolution of the legal proceedings or an investigation.
Upon resolution of Reyes’ criminal proceedings and the completion of the Commissioner’s Office’s investigation into the incident, Commissioner Manfred will make a decision whether to impose discipline on Reyes. The Commissioner’s Office will have no further comment on this matter until a final disposition is announced.