Cubs All-Star Starlin Castro Questioned In Shooting

After initial reports that Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro had been “arrested” in a shooting that left six people injured, it turns out he was just “questioned” and maybe “detained.”

Still, six people were injured in a shooting. And the Cubs star was nearby. Again.

Here’s how it unfolded:

Rojas later changed it to “detained”:

Here is the story, via ESPN Deportes (translation via Google Translate, so it’s kind of dicey):

ORLANDO – The Dominican shortstop for the Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro, was arrested Saturday by authorities for questioning by a shooting that left six people injured by bullets in the morning, reported the Dominican police.

Colonel James Matthew Slimer, spokesman for the Dominican National Police, said that Castro is being held at the prosecutor’s office of Montecristi, northwest of Santo Domingo, where he was interrogated for his alleged involvement in the shooting that took place in a nightclub that city.

The police spokesman said that some people close to Castro participated in the shooting, which left six people injured, including one in serious condition.

Montecristi authorities said a man named Jeremiah Martinez was taken to hospital José María Cabral y Baez Santiago seriously injured as a consequence of the lawsuit alleged employees faced mayor of Montecristi with a brother and several bodyguards Castro.

El Caribe reports Castro’s bodyguards were involved:

According to reports, Castro’s bodyguards stripped Tatis of a 12-gauge shotgun, which was recovered by police in the bushes next to the disco.

Castro’s agent says there is nothing to see here:

The Cubs declined to comment:

Oh, word is Theo Epstein is displeased, according to the Tribune:

Kinzer said Castro has spoken to Epstein, who apparently was unhappy with the latest  incident, whether Castro is innocent or not.

Kinzer conceded Castro, who has a young son, needs to avoid the club scene to avoid getting a reputation as a “thug” who hangs out with the wrong crowd.

“He’s such a good kid,” he said. “I told him, ‘When your name keeps getting tied to this stuff, it doesn’t matter.’”

Here’s an interesting twist:

Translation: The home of the baseball player Starlin Castro was raided in the early hours of the morning.

Castro, for his part, posted this on Instagram just after noon today:


Translation: He’s thanking God for helping him get through the comments and accusations.

This is just the latest in the string of troubles for Castro, who was accused of sexual assault in 2012 (he wasn’t charged) and earlier this month he was cleared of involvement in a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic.

Castro is either doing dumb and/or dangerous things, surrounding himself with the wrong people or just happens to be one of baseball’s unluckiest players. One, two or all of these things can be true, of course.

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