REYES WILL STAND TRIAL IN HAWAII

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Pa­trick Saun­ders Pa­trick Saun­ders: psaun­ders@ den­ver­post. com or @ psaun­der­sdp

Rock­ies short­stop Jose Reyes, who was ar­rested Oct. 31 for al­legedly as­sault­ing his wife in their ho­tel room in Wailea, Hawaii, will stand trial for do­mes­tic abuse charges, Maui County of­fi­cials con­firmed to the New York Daily News.

The trial is sched­uled for April 4, but Maui County Deputy Pros­e­cut­ing At­tor­ney Kerry Glen told the Daily News that a plea agree­ment could still be reached be­fore then.

Reyes, 32, en­tered a not guilty plea af­ter he was ar­rested at the Wailea Four Sea­sons Re­sort. He was jailed on $ 1,000 bail and­was or­dered to stay away from his wife for three days af­ter the ar­rest.

The in­ci­dent is un­der re­view­byMa­jor League Base­ball. Reyes could be­come the first player sub­ject to MLB’s do­mes­tic vi­o­lence pol­icy, which was agreed upon by MLB and the play­ers as­so­ci­a­tion in Au­gust.

Un­der the newMLB pol­icy, com­mis­sion­erRob Man­fred is al­lowed to dis­ci­pline play­ers for just cause.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion re­leased by the MauiCounty Po­lice Depart­ment, Reyes was ar­rested for an in­ci­dent that was re­ported at about 2: 22 p. m. at the Four Sea­sons Re­sort. The re­port said Reyes and his wife, Kather­ine, “were in­volved in an ar­gu­ment that turned phys­i­cal and re­sulted in in­juries. Mrs. Reyeswas treated by medics at the scene and later trans­ported to the Maui Me­mo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter for fur­ther treat­ment.”

Hawai­iNewsNow, cit­ing sources, said Kather­ine Reyes told po­lice thatReyes grabbed her by the throat and shoved her into a slid­ing glass door be­fore ho­tel se­cu­rity called po­lice.

Kather­ine Reyes re­port­edly told po­lice she had in­juries to her side, neck and wrist.

Reyes, a four- time all­star, was traded to theRock­ies last sea­son in late July, com­ing over from Toronto in ex­change for star short­stopTroyTu­low­itzki. Reyes bat­ted .259with three home runs and 19 RBIs in 47 games with Colorado.

Reyes, the Rock­ies’ high­est­paid player, is due $ 22 mil­lion in both 2016 and 2017. The Rock­ies hold a club op­tion for 2018 that is worth $ 22 mil­lion and in­cludes a $ 4 mil­lion buy­out.

Foot­note.

The Rock­ies on Fri­day avoided ar­bi­tra­tion and agreed to a one- year con­tract with all- star third base­man Nolan Are­nado. The deal is for $ 5 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to ama­jor- league source.

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