The Colorado Rockies and shortstop Jose Reyes may mutually agree on an option that would keep the veteran out of spring training when position players officially open camp on Thursday, according to a report from Jon Heyman.
Reyes, entering his first full year with the team after being acquired last July in the deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, has had a controversial offseason. After allegedly being involved in a domestic violence incident in Hawaii in October, the shortstop is facing his day in court on Opening Day in April.
Simultaneously, the Rockies are awaiting word from the league on a possible suspension for Reyes, and although MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred indicated in the past that decisions were coming soon, it increasingly looks like the organization will open full spring training without word on Reyes' short-term future. All of this adds up to a distraction about which the Rockies are concerned while the case is still ongoing, Heyman added.
For now, it sounds like Reyes' time in Scottsdale will be abbreviated, to say the least. We'll have more on this story as news becomes available.