Jose Reyes' Domestic Abuse Charge Dropped: Latest Details and Reaction

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2016

Domestic abuse charges against Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes were reportedly dropped Monday, according to the Associated Press.

The AP noted the judge in Hawaii gave prosecutors two years to potentially refile the charges if Reyes’ wife cooperates. Deputy Maui Prosecuting Attorney Kerry Glen "says it’s impossible to move forward with prosecution without cooperation from Reyes’ wife, who refuses to speak with prosecutors,” per the AP.

Reyes was arrested at the Wailea Four Seasons in Maui, Hawaii, on Oct. 31 and was released on $1,000 bail. However, the AP noted the bail will be refunded because the charge was dropped.

In November, Chelsea Davis of Hawaii News Now reported Reyes’ wife told the police the shortstop grabbed her throat and shoved her into a glass balcony door during the incident.

According to Nick Martin of the Washington Post, the indefinite suspension (with pay) that Major League Baseball levied against Reyes just before spring training “is still in place for the time being” even though the charges were dropped.

This comes after Rockies owner Dick Monfort met with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday and did not get a timetable for a decision regarding Reyes’ status, per the AP (h/t ESPN.com).

Monfort did say if Reyes “did something wrong, he should pay for it,” per the AP (h/t ESPN.com), and wasn’t sure if the response and potential backlash from fans would influence any decisions regarding Reyes' future.

MLB suspended Reyes under its new domestic abuse policy. New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman also received a 30-game suspension without pay, starting on Opening Day, under the same policy.

Reyes, a four-time All-Star, came to the Rockies from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki north of the border during the 2015 season. During Reyes’ absence, rookie Trevor Story has filled in at shortstop for the Rockies and proceeded to become the first player in MLB history to hit a home run in the first three games of his career.

Reyes hit .274 with seven home runs, 53 RBI and 24 stolen bases last season for the Rockies and Blue Jays.

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