Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested and charged with spouse abuse after he allegedly injured his wife during an argument Oct. 31 at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea, Maui police reported.
Reyes, 32, of Old Brookville, N.Y., also was issued a warning not to have any contact with his wife for three days. He posted bail of $1,000 and was released.
Maui police said Reyes and his wife were involved in an argument that turned physical and resulted in injuries.
His wife was treated by medics at the scene and transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.
The Rockies said in a statement late Monday that they were “extremely disappointed and concerned to learn of the allegations involving Jose Reyes.” Major League Baseball said today it has started to look into the “facts and circumstances.”
Major league officials and the players union agreed in August on a new comprehensive policy concerning domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. The agreement followed a series of high-profile domestic violence cases involving NFL players.
Commissioner Rob Manfred was given broad discretion for determining the length of punishment for players for “just cause.” There are no maximum or minimum penalties prescribed in the deal. Manfred also is given the authority to suspend a player with pay while legal proceedings are ongoing.
“Obviously, it’s an issue of concern to us,” Manfred said today at the general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. “There’s a balance there. On the one hand, I think our fans want to know that the cases have been dealt with appropriately.
“On the hand, whoever the player is, the fact that he’s a major league player doesn’t mean that he has absolutely no right to privacy and that everything that’s going on in the context of a relationship or a marriage has to be public.”
Colorado acquired the 32-year-old Reyes from Toronto in a July deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. In 47 games with Colorado, Reyes hit .259 with three homers.
A four-time All Star, Reyes is signed through 2017 on a $106 million, six-year contract he received from Miami that includes a $4 million buyout in 2018. He was acquired by Toronto in a November 2012 trade with Miami.
Reyes came up with the New York Mets and won a batting title in 2011.