DENVER (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Colorado Rockies reinstated shortstop Jose Reyes from the restricted list and designated him for assignment.
The Rockies have 10 days to release him or trade him, or Reyes will have to accept a demotion to the minor leagues.
The former Met completed a 59-day suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy. He was suspended through May 31 after being charged with domestic violence for an altercation with his wife in Hawaii last October. Prosecutors dropped the charge ahead of a trial scheduled April 4, saying Reyes’ wife was not cooperating.
Reyes was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque on June 1 and hit .333 in nine games with the Isotopes.
The Rockies acquired Reyes from Toronto on July 28, 2015, in the trade that sent popular shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. Reyes hit .259 in 47 games with Colorado last season.
Rookie shortstop Trevor Story won the starting job out of spring training and has hit 17 home runs.
If Reyes does become available, one team that won’t be interested is the Yankees, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported.
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