MLB, Rockies looking into Reyes’ arrest after argument with wife
HONOLULU — Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested after an argument with his wife that police say turned physical at a resort in Hawaii.
Maui police say in a statement that Reyes’ wife was treated by medics at the scene then transported to a hospital for treatment.
Reyes was issued a warning citation to have no contact with his wife for three days after the arrest on Oct. 31.
The 32-year-old Reyes posted $1,000 in bond and was released.
Hawaii News Now first reported the news and showed Reyes’ mugshot. According to their report, Reyes’ wife told police that she was grabbed by the throat and shoved into a sliding door door during an argument.
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The Rockies said in a statement late Monday they were "extremely disappointed and concerned to learn of the allegations involving Jose Reyes." The league said Tuesday it has started to look into the "facts and circumstances."
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Major League Baseball officials and the players union agreed in August on a new comprehensive policy concerning domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. The agreement followed a series of high-profile domestic violence cases involving NFL players.
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Commissioner Rob Manfred was given broad discretion for determining the length of punishment for players for "just cause." There are no maximum or minimum penalties prescribed in the deal. Manfred also is given the authority to suspend a player with pay while legal proceedings are ongoing.
"Obviously, it’s an issue of concern to us," Manfred said Tuesday at the general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton, Florida. "There’s a balance there. On the one hand, I think our fans want to know that the cases have been dealt with appropriately.
"On the hand, whoever the player is, the fact that he’s a major-league player doesn’t mean that he has absolutely no right to privacy and that everything that’s going on in the context of a relationship or a marriage has to be public."
Colorado acquired Reyes from Toronto in a July deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. In 47 games with Colorado, Reyes hit .259 with three homers.
A four-time All Star, Reyes is signed through 2017 on a six-year, $106 million contract he received from Miami that includes a $4 million buyout in `18. He was acquired by Toronto in a November 2012 trade with Miami.
Reyes came up with the New York Mets and won a batting title in 2011.