Rockies owner: Reyes "should pay" if he did something wrong
DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort said Friday that he's unsure whether the public relations aspect or a possible fan backlash would play a part in any future decisions he'd make on suspended shortstop Jose Reyes, ''but if he did something wrong, he should pay for it.''
Monfort said he spoke with Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday but wasn't given a timetable for a decision on discipline on Reyes, who was suspended with pay under the sport's new domestic abuse policy just before the start of spring training.
Reyes was scheduled to go on trial last Monday after pleading not guilty to abusing a family or household member, a charge that stemmed from an Oct. 31 incident with his wife at a Maui resort hotel. However, prosecutors decided to drop the charge after saying Reyes' wife wasn't cooperating with the investigation.