Apparently, Reyes grabbed his wife by the throat during an argument and threw her into a sliding glass balcony door in the couple's hotel room at the Four Seasons Hotel. Ramirez was taken to the hospital as a result of her injuries.
Only now has the arrest been made public, after a local news report on Maui surfaced late Monday night.
Reyes was a newcomer to the Rockies, having been traded to Denver in June, but he's a long-time veteran of professional baseball and a very successful player; he's a four-time All Star who also won the National League's Batting Title in 2011.
The investigation will take time, but baseball — which wants to distance itself from the domestic violence problems of their counterparts in the NFL — may do something significant to make an example of Reyes, should he be found responsible for the alleged incident.
Whether that means the Rockies release him, or the league somehow voids part or all of the remainder of his massive contract — Reyes is due nearly $60 million over the next several years — that all remains to be seen.