The unpaid suspension of Reyes is retroactive to Feb. 23,
2016, when he was placed on leave pending resolution of criminal
proceedings in Hawaii on a charge of domestic violence, which
were dropped after his wife refused to talk with authorities.
The Hawaii News Now reported that Reyes, who was arrested on
Oct. 31, grabbed his wife by the throat and shoved her into a
sliding glass door at their hotel room, resulting in injuries.
"I want to apologize for everything that has happened. I am
sorry to the Rockies organization, my teammates, all the fans
and most of all my family," Reyes, a 32-year-old four-time
All-Star from the Dominican Republic, said in a statement.
"I am happy to put this all in the past and get back to doing
what I love the most, playing baseball.
"My wife Katherine has remained by my side throughout everything
and for that I will be forever grateful."
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Reyes cooperated fully with
"Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded
that Mr. Reyes violated the Policy and should be subject to
discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will expire
on May 31st," Manfred said in a statement.
"I am encouraged by Mr. Reyes’ commitment to the treatment
provisions of the Policy in order to ensure that such an
incident does not occur in the future."
Reyes also agreed to contribute $100,000 to one or more
charitable organizations focused on preventing and treating
survivors of domestic violence, the commissioner said.
The shortstop may participate in extended spring training
activities during the remainder of the suspension, followed by a
rehabilitation assignment to hone his competitive skills
beginning on June 1.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Andrew Both)
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