A minor leaguer from the Chicago Cubs faces murder charges.
ESPN,메이저사이트 an American sports channel, reported on the 26th (Korean time), “Dominican Republic police are looking for a former Cubs minor league player who was accused of shooting and killing a man over a financial dispute.” The minor league player mentioned in the article is outfielder Josefreilin Alcantara (19).
EPSN said, “Alcantara is being investigated for the murder of Darwin Dias Valerio,” and “Alcantara was released from the Cubs on Wednesday.” According to police, Alcantara’s charges are based on the testimony of his cousin Diego Anibal Rodriguez Martinez. Martinez is said to have been with Alcantara when he approached Valerio. The point is that after an argument, Alcantara fired two shots.
A statement sent to the Associated Press by Julian Green, a spokesperson for the Cubs, explained that “Alcantara was removed from the team due to the suspension and was subsequently released on notification of authorities in the Dominican Republic.” ESPN reported that Valerio was reported missing by his family on Sunday and his body was found the next day in a forest in the north of the Dominican Republic.
Alcantara signed with the Cubs in January 2022 for a bonus of $500,000 (660 million won). He appeared in 40 games in the rookie league last year and had a batting average of 0.136 (16 hits in 118 at-bats), 2 homers, 10 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.