Colorado Rockies Star Jose Reyes was reportedly arrested after allegedly physically assaulting his wife, Katherine, resulting in her sustaining injuries during their vacation in Hawaii.
— Robert Littal (@BSO) November 10, 2015
Reports said that the Rockies shortstop was heard arguing with his wife before the incident happened. Hotel staff at Four Seasons Maui at Wailea reportedly called the police after Reyes choked Katherine and shoved her into a sliding glass door.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 10, 2015
The incident took place during Halloween, but it’s only recently that Maui police disclosed it to the media.
Authorities arrested the Major League Baseball (MLB) player for domestic violence, although he was soon released on bail.
Meanwhile, Katherine reportedly sustained thigh, neck, and wrist injuries, and she was brought to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
The Colorado Rockies management has already given its reaction to the issue and posted it on Twitter.
“We were extremely disappointed and concerned to learn of the allegations involving Jose Reyes,” posted on Twitter.
Colorado Rockies statement regarding Jose Reyes: pic.twitter.com/bCeMxRzune
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) November 10, 2015
In addition, management also said that they are already looking into the matter accordingly based on the MLB’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policy.
While the MLB has not yet released any statements about the incident, a report said that commissioner Rob Manfred has “full discretion” in providing discipline for players who appear to have violated the guidelines.
Manfred, who took over the position in January, may deliver the punishment immediately, regardless of Reyes’ player status, and there would be no minimum or maximum penalties for the disciplinary action.
In August, the MLB and the players’ association agreed to the new domestic violence policy, marking the first time the commissioner was allowed to impose discipline on players engaging in such violations.
The MLB Players’ Association and the MLB signed the 13-page deal amid the rising number of domestic violence cases connected with National Football League (NFL) players.
“We believe that these efforts will foster not only an approach of education and prevention but also a united stance against these matters throughout our sport and our communities,” Manfred said in August.
He also added that he hopes that the signed deal will “deter future violence,” and provide players a better understanding of the consequences of these actions.
The Rockies shortstop could be the first MLB player to actually have a taste of the newly signed policy.
Reyes has been playing for 12 years in the MLB, and is a four-time All Star. After a stellar few years in the league, the Dominican Republic-born player suffered major injuries that sidelined him in some games and stretches in the past six seasons.
Still, Reyes maintained his performance and was even crowned NL batting champion in 2011. He currently has 118 home runs, and 479 stolen bases, the latter placing him among the top 100 MLB players in stolen bases of all time.
Reyes has already played for the New York Mets, Miami Marlins, and Toronto Blue Jays.
Were Reyes to be suspended following the incident, it would be bad news for the Rockies. Reyes is due to make $48 million in the next two MLB seasons.
The 32-year-old shortstop was recently acquired by the Rockies, together with Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco, in exchange for Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins, who were sent to the Blue Jays in July.
Reyes currently lives in Long Island with his wife Katherine and their three daughters. However, after the incident no one knows whether the two will be back together.
Katherine Ramirez first met Reyes during his rookie year in 2003. After dating for a few years, the couple decided to get married in July 2008, in a rather “low key” setup.
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