Rockies First To Face The MLB’s Domestic Abuse Policy

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is shown prior to a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, in San Diego. Reyes was arrested after an argument with his wife turned physical at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea, Maui, on Oct. 31.

The Colorado Rockies are the first team to face a new Major League Baseball policy meant to address players accused of domestic violence.

MLB commissioner Rob Manferd put Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes on leave last week following a charge that he assaulted his wife in Hawaii. He'll likely face a suspension after courts decide his case.

Colorado Matter's Nathan Heffel spoke to journalist Kiley Kroh. She's covered baseball and domestic abuse for ThinkProgress, which describes itself as a nonpartisan but progressive news site.