Several teams are interested in trading for Jose Reyes, despite the Rockies shortstop facing a potentially extended suspension, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Reyes was placed on paid leave by the league in February, pending the resolution of the ongoing domestic violence case against him.
Reyes pleaded not guilty to domestic abuse in November after allegedly pushing his wife through a sliding glass door in October. The charges were eventually dropped when his wife failed to cooperate with the investigation.
Despite the lack of a criminal case against him, MLB has continued its investigation into the matter and could still choose to serve Reyes with an unpaid suspension in accordance with the league’s new domestic violence policy. Reyes could be suspended for as long as 60 games, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
If Reyes is suspended, the 34 games he has already missed would be credited toward his suspension.
Reyes was acquired by the Rockies via trade with the Toronto Blue Jays last July and has two years and $44 million remaining on the six-year, $106 million contract he originally signed with the Miami Marlins in 2012.
- Erin Flynn