Legal case against Rockies' Reyes dropped

Shortstop still awaiting ruling on possible discipline from MLB

Legal case against Rockies' Reyes dropped

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A domestic-abuse case against Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is being dropped because Reyes' wife is not cooperating, Kerry Glen, deputy prosecuting attorney for Maui, Hawaii, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Reyes still faces a decision from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who is reviewing the case and could issue a decision under a joint MLB-MLB Players Association policy that could include a suspension. Reyes was on paid leave and on MLB's restricted list pending resolution of the case and has not been in Spring Training.

"He remains on administrative leave until the Commissioner completes his investigation and imposes any discipline," said MLB in a statement.

An MLB official told on Wednesday that there is no timetable on when Manfred would meet with Reyes under the policy's proceedings. The Rockies declined to comment.

Reyes had pleaded not guilty to abusing a family or household member and was scheduled to go to trial Monday, the day of the Rockies' season opener against the D-backs. The charge stemmed from an Oct. 31 arrest at a luxury hotel in Maui, after a hotel security guard reported on a 911 call that Reyes' wife had injuries to her leg and scratches on her back. Reyes posted $1,000 bond and was released, and he was ordered to stay away from his wife for three days.

Meanwhile, with a clear opportunity to grab a Major League job to begin his career, rookie Trevor Story had a standout Spring Training. Rockies manager Walt Weiss informed Story on Tuesday morning that he had earned the job and would start Opening Day against D-backs standout pitcher Zack Greinke.

Where all this leaves Reyes is unclear.

Manfred has had two ruling opportunities under the policy, which was agreed to with the players' union last summer. Manfred issued a 30-game suspension to Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman after a domestic case, even though local law enforcement elected not to press charges. Manfred issued no discipline to Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig after allegations that he was involved in a bar fight, citing a lack of evidence.

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