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Starlin Castro hoping to recoup $3.6 million seized by Dominican baseball school

Dec 22, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

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Paul Sullivan, Cubs beat writer at the Chicago Tribune, has the story:

On Wednesday it was revealed Castro had $3.6 million from his bank accounts in the Dominican Republic frozen over a contract his father signed when he was 16, agreeing to give 3 percent of his major league earnings to persons involved with a baseball school in the Dominican.

Castro’s agent and attorney believe the contract will be nullified in a Dominican court when all is said and done, and Castro will get to keep his money. The Cubs have remained mum, monitoring the situation from afar.

Castro has known about this issue for over a year and his countersuit claims that it had “direct impact on his duties as a professional ballplayer, leading to one of his worst-ever statistical performances.”

Castro did indeed struggle in 2013, batting just .245/.284/.347 in 705 plate appearances.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    It’s 11 AM. Do you know where your Circling the Bases bloggers are? Thanks to Drew for shaking off his hangover and thinking of something to post this morning.

    • Drew Silva - Dec 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Haha. I did have a post up earlier about Grant Balfour drawing interest from the Tigers and Yankees, but I was then alerted that it was based off a November 6 report. Had to toss it. Treading water here.

      • cur68 - Dec 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM

        Do one called “Jack Morris Truthers: They Are All Crazy”. That’ll draw a lot of fire.

      • yahmule - Dec 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

        I hate Hall of Fame season around here. Can’t it be February already?

      • Old Gator - Dec 22, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Three days to pitchers and gravy bowls.

  2. bigmeechy74 - Dec 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Dear Theo,

    Please trade this guy ASAP. I don’t care if it’s for 60 cents on the dollar. You won’t be able to win with this guy. He isn’t good AT ALL and he brings negative energy to the team. He just sucks the life out of everyone with his lousy attitude and effort.

    Thanks.

    P.S. I know that had nothing to do with this article

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