Rockies' Jose Reyes to stand trial for domestic abuse

Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes, who was arrested in Hawaii on Oct. 31 after an argument with his wife that police said turned physical, will stand trial for domestic abuse charges, Maui County officials confirmed to the New York Daily News on Thursday.

The trial is scheduled for April 4, but Maui County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kerry Glen told the Daily News that a plea agreement could still be reached before then.

Reyes, 32, entered a not guilty plea after he was arrested at the Wailea Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii on Oct. 31. He was jailed on $1,000 bond and was ordered to stay away from his wife for three days after the arrest.

His wife was treated by medics at the scene, then transported to a hospital for additional treatment after the incident. According to a recording of the 911 call released by police, a hotel security guard reported that Reyes' wife had injuries to her left leg and scratches on her neck.

MLB continues to investigate the "facts and circumstances" of Reyes' arrest.

Under the new, comprehensive policy concerning domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse that Major League Baseball officials and the players' union agreed on in August, commissioner Rob Manfred is allowed to discipline players for just cause.

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.

He previously played for the Miami Marlins and New York Mets and is the latter's all-time leader in triples and stolen bases.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.