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Jose Reyes suspended through May 31

The shortstop may be traded before he is eligible to return.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has been suspended through May 31, according to an announcement from Major League Baseball. Because his time served to this point counts under the suspension, its official length will be 52 games.

Reyes is owed $22 million this season, but will lose about $7 million as a result of the suspension. The shortstop is in the second-to-last season of the 6-year, $106 million contract he signed with the Marlins before the 2012 season.

Reyes is the second player to be suspended under the league's new domestic violence policy, joining Yankees' closer Aroldis Chapman, who recently returned from his own 30-game ban. The league is currently investigating Braves outfielder Hector Olivera for his own domestic incident.

Though he is slated to return to the Rockies at the beginning of next month, Reyes may find himself with another club by the time he is eligible to play. Colorado is reportedly fielding trade interest from multiple teams looking to acquire the 32-year old, and does not seem to have a spot for him considering Trevor Story's emergence at shortstop. Reyes' time in Denver appears likely to be over at this point, as evidenced by the widespread interest the Rockies are receiving in him.