Report: SS Reyes arrested, accused of shoving wife into glass door in HI
Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested on Halloween and charged with domestic violence while vacationing in Hawaii, Hawaii News Now in Honolulu reported on Monday.
#Developing: Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes reportedly arrested for domestic abuse. NBC affil. in Hawaii says Reyes allegedly assaulted wife.
— 9NEWS Denver (@9NEWS) November 10, 2015
Later Monday night, Chelsea Davis of Hawaii News Now, which also runs TV station KHNL, reported that Reyes is currently out on bail, and provided details of the alleged incident:
Davis also tweeted a photo of Reyes’ mugshot:
The Colorado Rockies late Monday night issued a statement about the allegations facing Reyes, and pledged their commitment to operate within the parameters of MLB’s new Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy:
On Tuesday morning, Major League Baseball released this statement: "As evidenced by our Joint Domestic Violence Policy, Major League Baseball understands the seriousness of the issues surrounding domestic violence, and our Policy explicitly recognizes the harm resulting from such acts. Consistent with the terms of this Policy, the Commissioner’s Office already has begun its investigation into the facts and circumstances. Any action taken by the Commissioner’s Office in this matter will be wholly in accordance with this Policy."
The situation could indeed provide the first real test for Commissioner Rob Manfred and his new Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, signed into agreement with the players union in August. Among the terms set forth in the agreement is MLB having authority in “exceptional cases” to suspend players with pay when they have domestic-violence charges pending but have not been convicted.
Reyes, 32, was among a package of players traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Colorado Rockies days before the trade deadline last season in a deal that sent LaTroy Hawkins and Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto.
— Chelsea Davis (@ChelseaDavisHNN) November 10, 2015
In 13 career seasons, Reyes has made four All-Star Games and is a .290/.339/.431 hitter with 1,904 career hits, and also led the NL in stolen bases three times.
Colorado Rockies statement regarding Jose Reyes: pic.twitter.com/bCeMxRzune
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) November 10, 2015
Reyes has two years left on a six-year, $106 million contract which will pay him $22 million in each of the next two seasons. The contract includes a $4 million club option in 2018.
MLB and the MLBPA have announced an agreement on a Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. pic.twitter.com/C1eTGljC6r
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) August 21, 2015