A minor league baseball team has cut outfielder Danry Vasquez, after surveillance video surfaced showing him repeatedly beating his girlfriend in a stadium stairwell.
The player was arrested in Texas in 2016 for domestic abuse, but despite the video evidence the court gave him probation, according to TMZ Sports.
The video leaves no doubt of the player’s actions.
Still, the Vasquez case was dismissed recently because the player fulfilled his probation without further offense.
Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez noted that the case was dismissed because Vasquez “had done everything we asked him to do,” KRIS reported.
Vasquez was playing for the Astros’ AA affiliate the Corpus Christi Hooks at the time of the incident, but has since moved on to the AA team the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). But since the video went public, the Barnstormers cut the player.
“Upon being made aware of the nature of the incident, the Barnstormers made a prompt decision to cut ties with the 24-year old,” a spokesman for the Barnstormers said on Tuesday.
Barnstormer manager Ross Peeples added, “There is no choice but to sever the relationship. Neither I, nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”
The ALPB is not affiliated with Major League Baseball, but serves as a farm system to develop young players, some of whom end up in the big league.
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