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UPDATE: Jose Reyes was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife

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UPDATE: The Rockies released a statement on Reyes’ arrest:

“We were extremely disappointed and concerned to learn of the allegations involving Jose Reyes. We continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately, in accordance with Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.”

11:00 p.m. ET: Per Deadspin, a television report from KHNL in Hawaii says that Reyes and his wife were arguing when he allegedly grabbed her by the throat and shoved her into the sliding glass door in their hotel room.

Reyes’ wife told police she had injuries to her thigh, neck, and wrist. She was taken to the ER at the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

10:30 p.m. ET: According to Chelsea Davis of Hawaii News Now, Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was recently arrested on the island of Maui for allegedly assaulting his wife, Katherine Ramirez Reyes.

There aren’t many details available at this time, but the alleged incident took place on Halloween in a hotel room in Wailea. Reyes is currently out on bail.

MLB recently announced a new policy regarding domestic violence which allows commissioner Rob Manfred to issue the discipline “he believes is appropriate in light of the severity of the conduct.” The discipline is not contingent on the player in question being found guilty or pleading guilty. This is the first reported incident since the new policy was announced.

The Rockies acquired Reyes in July as part of the Troy Tulowitzki trade with the Blue Jays. The 32-year-old is owed $44 million over the next two seasons, with a $4 million buyout on a $22 million club option for 2018.

Report: Some MLB teams using outside labs for COVID-19 testing

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Zach Buchanan report that the Diamondbacks are one of several teams that have used labs other than the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in Utah to process COVID-19 testing. MLB has encountered delays with its testing, despite promising 24-hour turnaround time, so teams have tried other avenues — with the league’s endorsement — in order to get faster results.

The SMRTL had processed performance-enhancing drug screenings for MLB. The league converted it to process COVID-19 tests amid concerns that having a season and all of the testing that would be required throughout would take away testing resources from the general public. That some teams are utilizing labs other than the SMRTL suggests the league, indeed, is usurping those resources.

In prospect Seth Beer’s case, he tested positive for COVID-19. He needed to test negative twice consecutively to be cleared to return to play. Beer went to a third-party site in the Phoenix area. He received his second negative test and was cleared to return on July 9.

The Diamondbacks said that the labs they have used have assured them that they are not taking away tests from the public. That seems like a claim MLB and the D-Backs should demonstrably prove. Per Rosenthal and Buchahan, the D-Backs have gone to an outside lab about 20 times, which accounts for less than one percent of COVID-19 tests taken by players and staff. Still, those are 20 tests that could have been used by the general public. And if the D-Backs and a handful of other teams already are using outside labs, then the rest of the league likely already is or soon will be doing the same. In the end, there will be a lot more than 20 tests taken at outside labs by MLB players and staff. Considering that “Tier 1” players will be tested every other day throughout the season, the total of third-party tests taken — if things continue the way they are now — could easily reach into the thousands by the end of October.

We all want baseball back, but the players, coaches, and all other staff are no more important than cashiers, teachers, and delivery drivers, so they shouldn’t have more access to COVID-19 testing simply by virtue of being associated with Major League Baseball and all of its influence and financial muscle. It would be unethical for MLB to be cutting in line ahead of other people who need testing just as much as if not more than the players.