With Reyes' future uncertain, Rockies turn to Story at short
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) As the Colorado Rockies await a decision from Major League Baseball on the status of Jose Reyes, manager Walt Weiss wants to make it clear that rookie Trevor Story is their long-term shortstop.
Weiss said Saturday he has ''no idea'' when Commissioner Rob Manfred will decide on any punishment for the 32-year-old Reyes, who spent all of spring training on paid leave while facing domestic violence charges.
A prosecutor in Hawaii said earlier in this week that the charges against the four-time All-Star will likely be dropped because his wife isn't cooperating. But MLB could still hand out a suspension under terms of the new domestic violence policy.
Reyes, acquired in a trade with Toronto last summer, is due a team-high $22 million this year. He'll start receiving his salary Sunday, when the regular season begins.