Rays’ Arozarena arrested inMexico
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 Tuesday that Arozarena was detained “for problems relating to his ex-partner.”
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.
He hit .377 with 10 homers and 14 RBIs in 20 postseason games for Tampa Bay.
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