Former Cubs prospect, 18, wanted in connection with fatal shooting in Dominican Republic: report
Josefrailin Alcántara, an outfielder who just lately performed in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system, is reportedly wanted in connection to the shooting dying of a 26-year-old man in the Dominican Republic.
Alcántara, 18, was accused of shooting and killing his pal as a result of a dispute over greater than $2,700, based on the Dominican Republic’s Diario Libre. Police in the Dominican Republic have been looking for Alcántara since May 19, based on the Chicago Tribune.
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Police mentioned Alcántara was shot in the hand and later handled at a medical heart earlier than he vanished.
Alcántara, of Santiago, signed with the Cubs in 2022 for a reported $500,000. He performed as a 17-year-old for the workforce’s Dominican Summer League squad Cubs Blue. He appeared in 40 video games and had a 1.36 batting averaged with two house runs, two doubles and three triples.
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The Cubs advised the Chicago Tribune he was just lately launched as a result of a violation of workforce guidelines.
“We were made aware of a death investigation involving one of our former minor-league players, who was away from the team due to a suspension and has been subsequently released following notification by authorities in the Dominican Republic,” Julian Green, a senior VP of communications for the workforce, advised the outlet. “We cannot provide further comment until we have additional details.”
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Alcántara’s cousin, Diego Anibal Rodriguez Martinez, was allegedly in the again of the car when the homicide occurred and was arrested on Wednesday, based on stories.