Rockies’ Jose Reyes Placed on Paid Leave Pending Maui Proceedings
Major League Baseball today announced that Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave pending completion of his criminal proceedings in Hawaii.
The move is pursuant to the MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.
The former Mets shortstop and Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball player was arrested and charged for Abuse of a Family and/or Household Member while on Maui last year.
Police say the arrest at around 2:22 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2015, stemmed from an incident that was reported at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea.
According to police reports, Reyes, 32, of Old Brookville, New York and his wife were involved in an argument that allegedly turned physical and resulted in injuries.
Police say Mrs. Reyes was treated by medics at the scene and later transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.
Mr. Reyes was issued a warning citation to not have any contact with his wife for three days and was released after posting $1,000 bail.
The Major League Baseball Players Association today issued the following statement concerning Jose Reyes:
“We are closely monitoring the proceedings in Hawaii, as well as the Commissioner’s actions under the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. If further discipline is issued, or if Mr. Reyes’ paid suspension is not resolved in a timely fashion, the Players Association will work with Mr. Reyes to ensure that all of his rights under the Policy are protected. Pursuant to the confidentiality provisions of the Policy, the Players Association will have no further comment at this time.”
According to the MLB announcement, the Policy permits the Commissioner to impose a paid suspension pending resolution of legal proceedings or an investigation.