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Saturday, May 03, 2008

PIT Post-Gazette: [Prospect Olivo] Astacio attacked teammate with bat

The reason the Pirates released pitching prospect Olivo Astacio, two sources confirmed yesterday, was that he attacked another player with a bat earlier in the week during extended spring training in Bradenton, Fla.

Astacio and the other player were having an argument, the sources said, and Astacio struck the player’s leg with a swing of his bat. He swung again and missed before the incident was broken up.

The other player—who was not identified—is not seriously injured, and no charges have been filed. But Pirates management, already wary of Astacio’s troubled past throughout his professional career, promptly released him Thursday.
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Astacio, 23, was an expensive Latin American signing for Boston in 2002, but the Red Sox suspended him for disciplinary reasons in 2005, and he sat out the entire season.

NTNgod Posted: May 03, 2008 at 05:18 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: May 03, 2008 at 11:14 AM (#2767677)
Thanks, NTN. I saw yesterday that he'd been released, but didn't know why.
   2. Greg Schuler Posted: May 03, 2008 at 02:00 PM (#2767700)
Well that answers that.

Astacio and Romulo "Romulo!" Sanchez had been touted by the Pirates (well, by Dave Littlefield and Brian Graham and Rene Gayo) of the proof that the Pirates were back in the game in Latin America.

Both had been released by other organizations and then signed by the Pirates. And Sanchez, despite what some Pirate fans write, is probably no better than a middle relief candidate. Astacio did not impress me last season aside from the velocity of his fastball.

That' sokay. Huntington and company will turn this ship around.
   3. jwb Posted: May 03, 2008 at 02:18 PM (#2767709)
Adds "after attacking a teammate with a bat" to "5/1/2008 Released by Pgh"
   4. HowardMegdal Posted: May 03, 2008 at 03:06 PM (#2767736)
Another prospect going the Rick Ankiel route, I see.
   5. John DiFool2 Posted: May 03, 2008 at 03:24 PM (#2767744)
Didn't Pedro Astacio go after someone with a bat like 10 years ago? Any relation?
   6. jwb Posted: May 03, 2008 at 04:14 PM (#2767766)
Beating up people is more like the Troy Neel route. Does he like to fish?
   7. TerpNats Posted: May 03, 2008 at 06:07 PM (#2767821)
Jeez, I fear Jim Bowden will want him to join the D.C. halfway home on South Capitol Street -- even if he's not a "toolsy outfielder" or a former Red.
   8. villageidiom Posted: May 03, 2008 at 07:05 PM (#2767864)
C'mon, give him a break. His teammate was dressed up like a sausage at the time. [/Simon]
   9. s.zielinski Posted: May 03, 2008 at 08:25 PM (#2767939)
Well, this proves that Littlefield brought in at least one player who could hit....
   10. Robert S. Posted: May 03, 2008 at 08:34 PM (#2767953)
The guy had a bee on his leg. How else are you supposed to kill it?

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