List of Major League Baseball players investigated for domestic violence
Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association (MLBPA) announced the creation of a domestic violence policy in August 2015. According to the policy, the Commissioner can place any player suspected of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse on administrative leave for up to seven days while conducting an investigation. The Commissioner can choose to suspend or reinstate the player, or can defer judgment until after criminal proceedings conclude. The policy does not include minimum or maximum punishments.
Under baseball’s collectively bargained policy, players undergo mandatory domestic violence training once a year in spring training. MLB conscripted a San Francisco-based nonprofit, Futures Without Violence, to spearhead its training program. The nonprofit is also part of MLB’s joint committee on domestic violence, a collaboration between the players’ union and the commissioner’s office.
Prior to MLB's 2015 policy on domestic violence, the league office and individual clubs did not take disciplinary action against players and managers who were either arrested or accused of domestic violence. Players and managers who had been arrested or accused of domestic violence while active but did not face an investigation or suspension from MLB include: Jose Canseco, Dante Bichette, Barry Bonds, Bobby Cox, Wil Cordero, Pedro Astacio, Julio Lugo, Brett Myers, Milton Bradley, and Josh Lueke.
List of players investigated
|Date||Refers to the date of the announcement of either a suspension or no suspension|
|Aroldis Chapman||New York Yankees||March 1, 2016||30 games|||
|Yasiel Puig||Los Angeles Dodgers||March 16, 2016||Not suspended|||
|José Reyes||Colorado Rockies||May 13, 2016||51 games|||
|Héctor Olivera||Atlanta Braves||May 26, 2016||82 games|||
|Jeurys Familia||New York Mets||March 29, 2016||15 games|||
|Derek Norris||Free agent||September 1, 2017||Remainder of the season|||
|Steven Wright||Boston Red Sox||March 23, 2018||15 games|||
|Miguel Sanó||Minnesota Twins||March 23, 2018||Not suspended|||
|José Torres||San Diego Padres||June 8, 2018||100 games|||
|Roberto Osuna||Toronto Blue Jays||June 22, 2018||75 games|||
|Addison Russell||Chicago Cubs||September 21, 2018||40 games|||
|Julio Urías||Los Angeles Dodgers|||
|Odúbel Herrera||Philadelphia Phillies|||
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