Nationals Infielder Placed On Administrative Leave After Alleged Domestic Violence Incident


Nationals infielder Starlin Castro has been placed on a seven-day administrative leave by the MLB, according to The Athletic. It is in response to an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred during this summer. While on leave, Castro will still be paid, but can be put on another seven-day leave once this one ends. 

The MLB will be investigating what exactly transpired with the alleged event. At this point in time, there have yet to be any updates, but there should be in the near future. Until more information comes out, there is a good chance that Castro will not be allowed to play.  

The 31-year-old infielder is in the final season of his two-year, $12 million contract. In 87 games this year, he has three home runs and a .283 batting average. 

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