Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred expects to have a decision within a few days on two of the first three cases covered by the sport's new domestic-violence policy.
Major League Baseball has been investigating New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Any discipline under the policy must be for "just cause."
Manfred says "The standards of proof in a labour arbitration and a criminal case are very different."
Manfred did not specify which cases he hopes to decide soon. "My strong preference would have been to have them decided by this point in the calendar," Manfred said on Friday. "More important than the calendar, however, is making sure that we know all the facts before I make a decision. The worst thing that can happen from our perspective is to make a decision and then find out that we decided without knowing everything that happened."