Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is wanted for questioning by Chicago police after a woman in her twenties accused the star of sexual assault that took place late last September, according to reports.
Just a few months removed from hiring former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein as President of Baseball Operations in order to rebuild the organization, the Cubs already seem troubled. WBBM Newsradio's Mike Krauser reported that the woman accused Castro of sexually assaulting her in his home on State Street after a night of drinking with her friends at a River North nightclub where she met Castro on Sept. 29.
No criminal charges have been filed, though, and Castro has reportedly not been in Chicago since leaving for the Dominican Republic the night after the alleged assault.
According to CBS Chicago, the woman and a friend left River North at 3 a.m. and went to the 21-year-old Castro's apartment nearby. The police report states that the woman said she blacked out and told police she came to and found Castro sexually assaulting her.
CBS Chicago says that the heavily redacted police report offers little information, stating that the woman woke up and then screamed and yelled at her alleged attacker, Castro. She finally left the apartment at about 5:30 a.m. and got a ride home from her friend, only to go to the hospital 12 hours later.
By that time, it is believed that Castro was on a plane home to the Dominican Republic for the off-season.
Castro's agent, Paul Kinzer, said Yeah, we have no comment on that, after being asked about the allegations against Castro.
The Cubs, however, released a statement in response to the allegations:
We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.
Castro, the Cubs' prized shortstop, has hit .304 with 13 home runs, 107 RBIs and 32 stolen bases in two years with the Cubs. He was a National League all-star in 2011.