Discipline Near in at Least 2 M.L.B. Abuse Cases


Rob Manfred, the Major League Baseball commissioner, last month.

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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Rob Manfred, the Major League Baseball commissioner, said Friday that he was close to issuing discipline in at least two of the three domestic violence cases before him. Off-season episodes involving the Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and the Colorado Rockies’ Jose Reyes have presented Manfred with the first test cases of Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy.

“I expect that we will have some action on at least two out of the three in the next few days,” Manfred said, though he declined to specify which cases he meant.

Chapman said at Yankees camp on Thursday that he would appeal any possible suspension for an episode from October for which he will not face criminal charges. Manfred, however, emphasized that his decision would not be bound by legal cases.

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