NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has accepted a suspension without pay through May 31 under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.
MLB announced the ban Friday, and Reyes has agreed not to appeal. The penalty without pay was retroactive to Feb. 23, when he was put on leave following an alleged altercation with his wife in Hawaii last October.
A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that Reyes will lose more than $6.2 million of his $22 million salary. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because that aspect of the penalty wasn’t made public.
Reyes, who played for the Mets from 2003-11, is the second player to be penalized under MLB’s domestic violence policy. New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman joined the team this week after serving a 29-game penalty.
Reyes’ suspension ends up being for 52 games.
Prosecutors dismissed a charge against Reyes because his wife did not cooperate with the investigation.
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