REYES WILL STAND TRIAL IN HAWAII
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.
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.