Tampa Bay outfielder Arozarena arrested in Mexico’s Yucatan
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tampa Bay outfielder Randy Arozarena has been arrested in Mexico’s Yucatan state for a situation involving allegations of domestic violence, just two weeks after he won the Babe Ruth award for the Most Valuable Player in the postseason.
The Yucatan state prosecutors’ office confirmed on Tuesday that Arozarena was detained “for problems relating to his ex-partner.”
Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the outfielder was detained in Mexico after an incident in which he allegedly tried to take his daughter from her mother and assaulted the woman’s father
He has not been formally charged yet. Mexican law allows a two-day period for prosecutors to decide whether to bring charges. Normally suspects are held in jail pending that decision.
Arozarena has made no public comment and it was not clear if he had a lawyer yet.
Local media reported that Arozarena married a Colombian woman earlier this month in Merida, the Yucatan state capital.
He hit .377 with 10 homers and 14 RBIs in 20 postseason games for Tampa Bay.