Former Mets Shortstop Jose Reyes Designated For Assignment By Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies have concluded that Jose Reyes is not a part of the franchise’s future, now Reyes must make a decision: go to the minors or request a release.
Colorado designated Reyes for assignment today, immediately after the Dominican-born shortstop was removed from MLB’s restricted list where he was placed following his suspension for breach of baseball’s domestic violence policy.
JOSE REYES CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Reyes was arrested in Hawaii Oct. 31, 2015, at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, after an altercation with his wife left her with scratches on her neck and injuries to her leg, according to the 911 call released by local law enforcement.
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The 33 year-old was apologetic in the aftermath of the incident, but his words fell on deaf ears for many.
“I want to apologize for everything that has happened,” Reyes said through a statement released by the MLB Player’s Union May 13. “I am sorry to the Rockies organization, my teammates, all the fans and most of all my family.”
The Rockies have 10 days to trade, release, or demote Reyes to the minors.
Rookie sensation, and shortstop, Trevor Story has made it easy to forget that Reyes was supposed to be a core player for Colorado in 2016. Through June 14, Story is hitting .265, launched 17 home runs and has 45 runs batted in.
TREVOR STORY’S HOT START
No legal action is pending against Reyes. His wife refused to cooperate with the case after she and her husband reconciled.
Reyes was ordered to stay away from his wife in the three days following the incident, he was released from police custody Nov.1 after posting the $1,000 fee for bail.
According to his contract, via spotrac.com, the Rockies owe Reyes $22 million for 2016, 2017 and 2018, but there is a club option for a $4 million buyout of the contract in 2018.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed confidence that Reyes could be rehabilitated following the announcement of Reyes’ two-month suspension for violating the league’s policy on domestic violence.
“I am encouraged by Mr. Reyes’ commitment to the treatment provisions of the policy in order to ensure that such an incident does not occur in the future,” Manfred said.
Right now, for Reyes, the future in baseball is bleak.
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