Jose Reyes Put On Paid Leave
Colorado Rockies SS Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave by Major League Baseball as his domestic violence case in Hawaii is pending. Trial is set to start April 4th for the former all-star.
By being placed on paid leave, Reyes will collect the $22M salary he set to make this upcoming season. Commissioner Rob Manfred will also be keeping a close eye on the case.
With Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman's suspension looming after that investigation was closed, Manfred will take his time with the Reyes case as well and allow the legal process to unfold before he makes a decision of a possible punishment. Manfred and MLB are expected to deliver harsher penalties for crimes like domestic violence after what the NFL went through the last few seasons with players like Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and Ray McDonald.
No matter what the decision is, Reyes is expected to play this year.