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Rockies SS Jose Reyes will be placed on administrative leave, per reports

The Rockies' shortstop has been placed on leave by Major League Baseball while his criminal trial runs its course.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Reyes will be placed on administrative leave for at least the entirety of spring training as commissioner Rob Manfred works to determine his punishment for the alleged domestic violence incident that occurred last October in Hawaii, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal that was later confirmed by Major League Baseball.

Reyes will be kept away from baseball activities until the criminal trial—including his scheduled Opening Day court date—can be resolved, at which point Major League Baseball will work to determine any applicable suspension beyond this leave.

Reyes came to the Rockies last July as a part of the Troy Tulowitzki trade. In 47 games with the Rockies, Reyes slashed .259/.291/.368 with 19 RBI.

Now, Major League Baseball has the time and space to ensure the proper punishment is handed down based on criminal proceedings. It also allows the team to prepare for the season under the assumption that they will not have Reyes, which is looking like more and more likely. We will continue to update this as more information becomes available.

UPDATE 4:24 PM MST: Despite the nature of his leave, Reyes will only be paid for any regular season games he misses because players are not paid for spring training, according to a clarification from Rosenthal about his initial report.