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Major League Baseball, like theRockies, is waiting for Jose Reyes' domestic violence court case to play out in Hawaii, but MLB will act swiftly regarding punishment when the case is settled,commi sioner Rob Manfred said Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz."My expectation is, once that proce s plays out, we'll be in position to act quickly. We'll have acce s to all the facts," Manfred told reporters (via The Denver Post) at Monday's Rockies-Cubs Cactus League game.MORE: Worst crimes connected Los Angeles Dodgers Gray Team Jersey to athletes |MLB gets it right with ReyesReyes, who is on paid leave and hasn't been in camp, is accused by police of a saulting his wife, Katherine, on Oct. 31 at a Maui hotel. The case is scheduled to go to trial April 4, opening day for the Rockies.Whether he is found guilty or Hyun-Jin Ryu Jersey not, Reyes is subject to punishment under MLB's domestic violence rules that took effect last season and under which Manfred recently suspended Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman for 30 gamesover a domesticincident involving a gunin South Florida in which no charges were filed."This is brand new policy," Manfred said. "Each of these cases are different, they're fact-specific. It's not just what you think the facts are, it's what can you prove."MLB will determine a po sible punishment based on previous discipline, he added.SPECTOR: Chapman suspension doesn't hurt Yankees' playoff hopesAnd although he plans to act swiftly, he won't act in haste."The single biggest mistake you can make here is to make a decision quickly and have additional facts come out afterward that undermines the quality of that decision," Manfred said.Reyes, 32, came Yu Darvish Jersey to the Rockies from the Blue Jays in the Troy Tulowitzki trade last summer andis slated to be paid $22 million for 2016, making him the highest-paid player on Colorado's roster. He hit.259/.291/.368 with three homers and 19 RBIs in 47 games with the Rockies in 2015.