Miguel Castro, relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, has reported that he was robbed at gunpoint in his native country, the Dominican Republic.
The 25-year-old right-hander took to his Instagram Tuesday night to explain that he was attacked by two people, who stole the chain he was wearing.
The post was written in Spanish, but translates to this:
“Thank God that their gun got jammed. I’m alive by the mercy of God. This has to stop. They took my chain and they wanted to kill me. It’s unbelievable, I was at a training field trying to help those who want to make it to the big leagues and these two guys jumped on me to take my chain with also the intention of putting a bullet in me. This has to stop.”Miguel Castro – Orioles reliever
Orioles GM Mike Elias has commented on the situation, saying that the team has been in contact with Castro and is “very thankful that he is safe.”
Castro’s agent issued a statement, saying:
“Miguel is safe. He is shaken. He feels extremely blessed and fortunate to still be alive and thanks everyone for their support. He will continue to use his platform to be a role model.”Miguel Castro’s Agency
All of us at The Baltimore Battery are thankful that Miguel is OK after this unnecessary and scary incident. Miguel and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.