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Jose Rijo now has an arrest warrant out on him

Dec 12, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

Jose Rijo

Back in September we learned that a Dominican Republic hotel owned by former major leaguer Jose Rijo was raided in connection with an investigation into the murder of a journalist. The accused: Matias Avelino Castro, a business associate of Rijo’s.

Seems that since then Rijo has been subpoenaed and wanted for questioning. Except he keeps refusing to show up and now has an arrest warrant out on him. Which technically makes him a fugitive.

That’s pretty astounding. Not as astounding as the fact that he was once involved in the same trade as Tim Birtsas, Jay Howell, Stan Javier, Eric Plunk, Bert Bradley, Rickey Henderson and cash. But still pretty astounding.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 12, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    What on earth…?

  2. glennthecarp - Dec 12, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    fugitive…..WOW
    Why is he refusing to show up….

    Whuts UP with that!!??

  3. cintiphil - Dec 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    They had better not get tough with Jose. he is one of our old guys.

  4. quico1 - Dec 12, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Don,t forget he was fired by the reds for signing Dominicans players and pocketing part of the signing bonus

  5. crisisjunky - Dec 13, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Joachin Anduhar: “He is one tough Dominican to find!”

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