Colorado Rockies shortstop José Reyes was arrested on Halloween for allegedly grabbing his wife, Katherine, by the throat and shoving her into a sliding glass door while on vacation in Hawaii.
Reyes was arrested at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea after hotel security called police, and he was soon released on bail. His wife was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center with injuries to her thigh, neck and wrist, ESPN reported.
The Rockies released a statement saying management was "extremely disappointed and concerned to learn of the allegations" involving the 32-year old native of the Dominican Republic, and promising to deal with the matter "in accordance with Major League Baseball's joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy."
Colorado Rockies statement regarding Jose Reyes: pic.twitter.com/bCeMxRzune
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) November 10, 2015
That policy, which was agreed to over the summer by the league and the MLB Players Association, governs the league's and a team's rights and responsibilities when players have been accused of domestic violence while charges are still pending. Under the policy, the commissioner can place a player on administrative leave for a week before assessing suspensions or other discipline – which may be appealed to an independent arbitrator.
The MLB released a statement about Reyes' arrest, saying that the league "understands the seriousness of the issues surrounding domestic violence, and our policy explicitly recognizes the harm resulting from such acts."
The league added, "Consistent with the terms of this policy, the commissioner's office has already begun its investigation into the facts and circumstances."
MLB's statement regarding Jose Reyes: pic.twitter.com/QkZnMfHamA
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) November 10, 2015
Reyes is a career .290 hitter, who spent 9 seasons with the New York Mets. He has also played for the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. He was acquired by the Rockies in a mid-season trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays.
His .337 batting average in 2011 led the National League and made him the first Mets player to win a batting crown. He has led NL in triples four times and has 479 career stolen bases.
He is currently owed $56 million on his contract through 2017.