MLB Rumor: Future Of Jose Reyes In Colorado Uncertain
The future of Dominican shortstop Jose Reyes with the Colorado Rockies remains uncertain, even after news broke Wednesday that Maui prosecutors are moving to dismiss a domestic abuse charge against him.
MLB Rumor: Future of Jose Reyes in Colorado Uncertain
A source familiar with the case told ESPN’s Pedro Gomez that simply because the prosecutor’s office won’t press charges does not mean MLB will just drop the case. The source also stated that Reyes’ situation is similar to that of New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who was not officially charged with domestic abuse but is still serving a 30-game suspension courtesy of the MLB.
Reyes, 32, likely faces a suspension, and he will not be guaranteed a job after he returns. The Rockies plan to test out promising rookie Trevor Story, who had an outstanding spring and was told on Tuesday that he would be the team’s starting shortstop on Opening Day.
The Rockies took on Reyes’ salary last summer as part of a deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, and shortly afterwards Reyes told reporters, “I’m at the point in my career that I want to win. I say it over and over. I want to win.”
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“I don’t want to spend the rest of my career on a last-place team,” Reyes said. “That’s not the kind of player I feel like I am.”
Reyes is still set to earn $56 million through the 2017 season, so finding him a new team would not be easy. No team in the league currently appears to be looking for a shortstop.
When cleared to play, Reyes will likely report to the Rockies’ extended spring training facility.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 4: Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the Colorado Rockies catches Jarrett Parker #47 of the San Francisco Giants in a double play against Mac Williamson in the eighth inning at AT&T Park on October 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California, during the final day of the regular season. The Rockies won 7-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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