Prosecutors to drop Reyes' domestic abuse case

HONOLULU — Maui prosecutors are moving to dismiss a domestic abuse charge against suspended Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kerry Glen said Wednesday she’s dropping the case because Reyes’ wife isn’t cooperating.

Reyes was scheduled to go to trial April 4. He pleaded not guilty to abusing a family or household member.

The former New York Mets shortstop was arrested Oct. 31 at the Wailea Four Seasons Resort. According to a recording of a 911 call released by police, a hotel security guard reported the woman had injuries to her leg and scratches on her neck.

Reyes was released after posting $ 1,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from his wife for three days.

He was placed on paid leave under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy pending completion of the criminal proceedings.

Said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred earlier this month: “Once that process plays out, I think we’ll be in a position to have access to all the facts and be in a position to act quickly.”

Reyes, who is owed $ 56 million through 2017, was acquired by the Rockies in the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays.

A career .290 hitter, Reyes batted .259 with three home runs, 19 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 47 games with Colorado. The Rockies finished 68-94, last in the National League West.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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