Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has not seen the field this year after a domestic violence incident involving his wife, Katherine, in Hawaii. It looks like a suspension could come for Reyes very soon and it could be announced as early as today.
He was arrested on charges of domestic violence in Maui back on Halloween of last year when his wife was seen with injuries to her leg and scratches on her neck. Reyes was put on paid administrative leave and has missed the first 34 games of the season.
If he is suspended for 60 games, the final 24 games of his leave would become unpaid and he would have to repay the money from his first 34 days off the diamond.
This means he would lose nearly half of his $22 million salary this year.
Despite the case on Reyes being dropped in March, he has not seen the field after the MLB put him on leave in late February. They have not made a decision on the length of his suspension due to a lack of necessary information.
Luckily for the Rockies, Trevor Story, Jose Reyes’s replacement, has performed well and was named Rookie of the Month in April with a .266 batting average and 11 home runs this season. This leaves Reyes’s future with the team in question when he finally does return to the team.
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