Baseball prospect Danry Vasquez has been released after a disturbing video surfaced. Vasquez, who played for the Lancaster Barnstormers, was released after a video showed the prospect beating his girlfriend in a stairwell.
The prospect and his girlfriend appear in the video, and then he immediately strikes her multiple times. After the two walk down a flight of stairs, Vasquez then strikes the woman again.
The video was captured from a security camera at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.
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After learning of the video, the prospect was released.
“There is no choice but to sever the relationship,” said Barnstormers manager Ross Peeples. “Neither I nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”
The Lancaster Barnstormers are part of the Houston Astros organizations.
From the team’s official Facebook account:
The Lancaster Barnstormers have released outfielder Danry Vasquez, it has been announced by manager Ross Peeples.
A recently released video out of Corpus Christi, Texas portrays a domestic violence episode involving Vasquez. Upon being made aware of the nature of the incident, the Barnstormers made a prompt decision to cut ties with the 24-year old outfielder.
“There is no choice but to sever the relationship,” said Peeples. “Neither I, nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”
The 24-year-old Venezuelan outfielder paid a fine for the incident and was forced to attend anger management classes.