Rockies owner: If Jose Reyes did something wrong, he should pay for it
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort believes Jose Reyes should be disciplined if he “did something wrong” regarding an alleged domestic violence altercation, according to the Associated Press.
Reyes was arrested in Hawaii in October for allegedly grabbing his wife and shoving her into a sliding glass door at a hotel in Maui. MLB’s domestic violence policy allows the commissioner to place a player on paid suspension pending the resolution of a criminal proceeding. He was put on paid leave from the Rockies in February.
Reyes was expected to stand trial this week before the charges were dropped. He may still be disciplined by Major League Baseball.
Monfort met with commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday but no timeline has been determined for a decision on Reyes' future.
"I'd like to know exactly what happened. It's easy for us all to speculate on what happened. But really, until you really know, it's hard. You're dealing with a guy's life, too. But if he did something wrong, he should pay for it."
If Reyes is suspended without pay, he has the right to offset the time served against the penalty but would have to repay the salary amount that he received during his paid leave.
Reyes, who was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays last summer, is expected to earn $22 million this year and in 2017. His contract includes a $4 million buyout for 2018.
Rookie Trevor Story has taken Reyes' place at shortstop and became the first player in major league history to homer in his first three games.