Jose Reyes will be back on the baseball diamond soon.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss told reporters that Reyes will report for a rehab assignment with the Albuquerque Isotopes, Colorado’s triple-AAA affiliate, on Wednesday.
Reyes has yet to play a game this season after Major League Baseball suspended him without pay for a domestic violence incident that occurred in October. Tuesday was the final day of the suspension.
Reyes was arrested Oct. 31 after an altercation with his wife. He was charged with domestic violence, but the case never made it to trial because Reyes’ wife, Katherine Ramirez, did not cooperate with investigators.
It’s unclear how Reyes will fit into the Rockies’ plans moving forward. Rookie Trevor Story has seized the reins at shortstop in Reyes’ absence. Story’s smacked 14 home runs, recorded 36 RBIs and is batting .265 in 48 games. In 47 games with Colorado last season, Reyes hit three home runs and 19 RBIs with a .259. average.
The 32-year-old Reyes is under contract through 2017. He’s owed $22 million next season.