Disturbing video shows baseball player beating girlfriend

Florence Fletcher
March 15, 2018

The case against Vasquez was dropped after his girlfriend declined to press charges and the 24-year-old baseball player went on to sign a contract with the Lancaster team.

A former Astors prospect has been caught on camera violently assaulting his fiancee.

'There is no choice but to sever the relationship, ' said manager Ross Peeples.

A professional baseball player has been released from his Pennsylvania team after video of him beating his then-girlfriend in a stadium stairwell emerged Wednesday.

Neuces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez said in a phone interview that Vasquez had completed all the requirements made in his plea deal including taking classes, according to KRIS 6.

Vasquez, who came up through the Detroit Tigers organization but was in the Houston Astros' farm system during the time of the incident, has played in his native Venezuela the last two years (Major League Baseball suspended him indefinitely after the incident). The graphic video shows Vasquez hit a woman on two occasions, knocking off her glasses on both occasions and on one occasion he hits her from behind unawares and she falls to the ground.

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The video continues to show the man striking the woman at least three times and pulling her hair as they walk down the stairs.

The Astros released Vasquez shortly after the arrest.

Through an open records request, KRISTV6 obtained the video, which was recently released by the Corpus Christi Police Department.

"Neither I, nor the Barnstormers' organisation as a whole, can condone or associate with that behaviour".

Vasquez's attorney told the NBC station that his client was remorseful for the incident because it was "shameful". He was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an global free agent in 2010.

Before ten the same evening, Reynolds says they announced the release of Vasquez on a Facebook post.

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