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Friday, July 16, 2021

MLB places Starlin Castro on leave due to alleged domestic violence incident


Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro was placed on administrative leave by the league Friday. Castro was reportedly placed on the list due to an alleged domestic violence incident, according to Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic.

The incident reportedly took place earlier in the summer. Castro is expected to be placed on paid leave for seven days, though MLB can extend that depending on the nature of the allegations and the league’s investigation. That’s what the league did with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, who is currently suspended as MLB looks into allegations of sexual assault.

In a statement, the league confirmed Castro was placed on the list, but did not provide details regarding the move. It noted Castro’s suspension can be extended.

Details regarding Castro’s alleged assault are not available at this time. The Nationals placed Castro on the restricted list June 16. At the time, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Castro had a “family issue.” Castro returned to the team June 18, and has played regularly ever since. It’s unclear whether the incident took place at that time.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 16, 2021 at 06:01 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: July 16, 2021 at 06:22 PM (#6029326)
This is Castro's second (known) incident. He had one back in 2011 which I think is before the policy existed. I don't think charges were filed and it disappeared quickly.
   2. The Duke Posted: July 16, 2021 at 07:33 PM (#6029336)
There go his HOF chances and 3000 hits
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 16, 2021 at 08:05 PM (#6029339)
In other Nationals news concerning alleged misconduct, F. P. Santangelo has been reinstated to MASN’s Nationals broadcast team:
Santangelo, who has provided color commentary on Nationals broadcasts on MASN since 2011, had been absent since late April, after he was accused of sexual misconduct in an anonymous Instagram post. A Major League Baseball investigation of those accusations was inconclusive, according to people familiar with the situation.
It’s a bit fuzzy, but it appears that this never got beyond anonymous allegations on social media. That’s a pretty low threshold, and it appears that it was the team, rather than the network, that set the bar there.
   4. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: July 17, 2021 at 08:24 AM (#6029377)
Why does Britt Ghiroli break every one of these stories?
   5. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 19, 2021 at 05:38 PM (#6029596)
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   6. bigglou115 is not an Illuminati agent Posted: July 20, 2021 at 11:16 AM (#6029657)
One of the questions that I keep coming back to in this DV issue is whether MLB should be doing more. When Touki Toussant broke his hand in a fit of rage in the dugout I was a proponent of the league penalizing him and others for these kind of things on the grounds MLB should be policing anger management. My thought was athletes probably have more anger issues than the general public and that probably bleeds into DV.

However, 1/4 US women and 1/9 US men will be the victim of a DV incident this year. Over 10M Americans will be affected. That's insane. This is a societal epidemic. If anything, I'm not sure the rate in MLB isn't lower than society at large.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 20, 2021 at 01:00 PM (#6029672)
However, 1/4 US women and 1/9 US men will be the victim of a DV incident this year. Over 10M Americans will be affected. That's insane. This is a societal epidemic. If anything, I'm not sure the rate in MLB isn't lower than society at large.

Not that it isn't bad, but those number don't add up. If those ratios held, it would be more like 50M people. I think the 10M is probably right, but the 1/4 and 1/9 way inflated.
   8. bigglou115 is not an Illuminati agent Posted: July 21, 2021 at 04:28 PM (#6029899)
Not that it isn't bad, but those number don't add up. If those ratios held, it would be more like 50M people. I think the 10M is probably right, but the 1/4 and 1/9 way inflated


Yeah, didn't think about it when I posted, but I pulled it direct from the first line of the google search for "how many people are affected by domestic violence in the us?"
   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 21, 2021 at 04:46 PM (#6029905)
I think the difference may be that those 1/4 and 1/9 figures don't represent what happens within the course of a single year, but within a lifetime. At least that's what I take out of those first two paragraphs:

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

   10. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 21, 2021 at 11:16 PM (#6029968)
"how many people are affected by domestic violence in the us?"

That is a much much different number than the number of victims of domestic violence. If a person hits their spouse, the entire family is affected by DV. But only one direct victim.

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