WORLD OF SHIT - SS - Starlin Castro


Major League Baseball players Starlin Castro, the Chicago Cubs shortstop, and Engel Beltré, a former outfield prospect for the Texas Rangers who was injured for most of the 2014 season, are being sought for questioning by police in Santo Domingo in connection to a firefight at a nightclub.
According to Diario Libre, the two ballplayers have been “invited” to stop by the Homicide Department of the National Police to answer questions about events from Saturday night at a Santiago discotheque called Dubai.
The incident left three people wounded with gunshots and being treated at two separate medical facilities.
A spokesperson for the Santiago police, Col. Damián Arias Matos, said that one of the baseball players—he wouldn’t say which one—was visible on security footage carrying a firearm.
Dominican musicians Anthony Santos and Omega were performing when the firefight broke out. Neither were injured.
Castro has spent five years in the majors, all of them with the Cubs. He’s a career .284 hitter and a three-time National League All-Star. In 2014, he hit .292 with 14 home runs and 65 runs batted in.
Beltré was signed by the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and was traded to the Rangers in 2013 along with two other players for Eric Gagne. He played in 22 games for the Rangers that season and was expected to make the team’s roster out of spring training in 2014, but he fractured his tibia and hardly played.
It isn’t clear if his career will be able to recover.



Thomas Brennan said...

Thank the good Lord that this happened before the Mets might have acquired him. I guess Jordany Valdespin slipped out the side door.

Hobie said...

Ambiorix Burgos was the bouncer, I think.

Adam Smith said...

Don't be surprised to see the Mets bargain shopping for Starlin if or when the authorities decide that he won't have to do actual prison time. I mean, it's not like he had a child out of wedlock or something terrible like that.

Mack Ade said...

I don't know what to make of this.

You take someone who never had a pot to piss in and throw millions at him to play a sport he would have played anyway on his home town team.

Then you let him loose in the club scene and anything can happen.

This is somewhere between stupid and thug-like and the Cubs need to first determine exactly what happened here.

My guess he remains the Cubs shortstop.

Money talks.

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