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Jose Rijo is not having a great retirement

Sep 9, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

Jose Rijo

Remember Jose Rijo? His nasty, nasty stuff? Those great years with the Reds?  Yeah, that was a long time ago.

In recent years we’ve heard about him mostly in infamy. He was neck-deep in the international prospect shenanigans that brought down Jim Bowden in Washington. And now we have this:

The Justice Ministry’s Anti-laundering Unit on Monday raided the Las Galeras Hotel in northeastern Samaná, owned by former Cincinnati Reds star pitcher Jose Rijo, in search of evidence against his associate, Matias Avelino Castro, accused of murdering the journalist Jose Silvestre, in La Romana.

I’m not daring to equate Jim Bowden and some hotel co-owning alleged murderer. But I am saying that maybe Rijo should reevaluate the people with whom he chooses to do business.

(link via Chris Needham)

  1. bdawk20 - Sep 9, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Craig, how is this related to the demise of the Phillies??

    • bbk1000 - Sep 10, 2011 at 5:04 PM

      Because philly would sign this guy if they thought he could help them……Either the MLB or NFL teams….

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