A Tampa Bay Rays player may have gotten into trouble in Mexico where he was detained in Yucatan.
Outfielder Randy Arozarena was detained for problems involving a former partner. Though he has yet to be formally charged, Major League Baseball is looking into the allegations.
According to baseball columnist Jeff Passan, Arozarena tried to take his daughter from his mother, plus possible violence involving Arozarena and the woman’s father.
Tampa Bay star Randy Arozarena was detained in Mexico after an incident in which he allegedly tried to take his daughter from her mother and assaulted the woman’s father, sources told ESPN, confirming a Yucatán Ahora report. MLB’s Department of Investigations is looking into it.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 24, 2020
In Mexico, law allows up to two days for charges to be brought against someone.
Because the incident involves family, any potential discipline from MLB against Arozarena would fall under the league and union’s joint domestic violence policy. The prosecutor handling the case in Mexico said today further information on the case will come in the next few days.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 24, 2020
The Cuban-born player defected to Mexico before finding his way to the Tampa Bay Rays.
[Source: Tampa Bay Times]