Jose Reyes, the 32-year-old shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested in Maui and charged with the domestic assault of his wife while the couple was staying at the Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii. The alleged assault went down on October 31 with The Maui County Police department saying that Reyes and his wife Katherine got into an argument that became physical “and resulted in injuries,” according to a November 10 report from NBC News.
Police say that following the incident, Katherine Reyes had to be treated by medical personnel at the hotel and was then taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center where she needed further medical attention. Following his arrest, the infamous base-stealing shortstop was charged with abuse of a family member. Reyes was also ordered not to have any contact with his wife for the three days following the incident. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail.
Hawaii News Now reported that the four-time All Star’s wife suffered thigh, neck and wrist injuries. Sources told the station that Reyes also grabbed his wife by the throat and pushed her into a glass balcony door inside their suite at the Four Seasons. Thus far, the shortstop has remained mum regarding the incident, but did change the status of his Instagram account to private.
The Colorado Rockies released a statement saying that the team was extremely disappointed to hear about the allegations against Reyes. The team went on to tweet, “We continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately, in accordance with Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy.”
The Denver Post reported that the domestic assault charges against Reyes are now under review by Major League Baseball. It was just this summer when the MLB instituted a new domestic violence policy which states that “players can be suspended with pay while charges are pending if the commissioner determines that allowing him to play would result in substantial or irreparable harm to either the club or Major League Baseball.”
The baseball commissioner also has the power to place a player accused of domestic violence on paid administrative leave for up to one week. Having played 13 seasons with the MLB, the Dominican shortstop “has two years left on a six-year, $106 million contract which will pay him $22 million in each of the next two seasons,” according to Fox Sports.
Reyes has also played for the New York Mets, Miami Marlins, and the Toronto Blue Jays. For more on the domestic violence arrest of Jose Reyes, see the video accompanying this article.