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May 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes, currently on paid leave as Major League Baseball reviews his offseason domestic violence arrest, could be facing at least a 60-game suspension.

According MLB Network's Jon Heyman, Reyes' suspension will be at least 60 games and that 80 games "may be a fair ballpark estimate," per his sources.

Domestic-violence charges against Reyes were dropped a month ago in Hawaii, but commissioner Rob Manfred has yet to announce whether Reyes will face any punishment from MLB.

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The charges initially brought against Reyes stem from an incident Oct. 31 involving his wife in Maui. The judge dismissed the charges after Reyes' wife declined to cooperate with the investigation.

Manfred placed Reyes on paid administrative leave on Feb. 23 under baseball's new domestic-violence policy before the four-time All-Star was scheduled to report for spring training. If Reyes does receive a suspension without pay, he can use the games he has missed so far this season against whatever penalty Manfred hands down.

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The New York Yankees activated relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman after Chapman was reinstated by Major League Baseball from the Restricted List.

Chapman was the first player disciplined under MLB's new domestic violence policy and has served a 30-game suspension.

The four-time All-Star said he has moved beyond the incident that led to his suspension and reiterated he did not do anything wrong.

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Atlanta acquired catcher Anthony Recker from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Recker, 32, was hitting .246 with two home runs in 19 games for Triple-A Columbus. He was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker has played five seasons in the major leagues, with the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's.

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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who tied a major-league record with six walks Sunday, entered Monday with an on-base average of .432 with 30 walks.

Harper began Monday with 12 plate appearances in a row without an official at-bat, with 10 walks, one hit by pitch and one sacrifice fly to set a major-league record.

In his first at-bat against Anibal Sanchez, Harper's streak ended when he ground out to Sanchez.

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Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers traveled to Houston for a scheduled bullpen session.

McCullers made his first rehab start last Saturday, hurling five shutout innings with seven strikeouts for Triple-A Fresno.

He had been complaining of stiffness in his right shoulder.

If McCullers completes his bullpen without suffering a setback, he likely will pitch for the Astros during their upcoming road trip through Boston and Chicago. (Editing by Steve Keating.)

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