Legal - Baseball Wiretap

Puig Arrested For Going 110MPH

Dec 29, 2013 1:15 AM

Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on a reckless driving charge for the second time this year after being clocked going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone, according to an report.

A news release from the Florida Highway Patrol said a white Mercedes driven by the Cuban defector was pulled over around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said Puig was arrested and charged with reckless driving and taken to the Collier County Jail for processing. Puig lives in the Miami area during the offseason.

Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck declined to comment on Puig's latest arrest.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Legal, Misc Rumor

Leonys Martin's Alledged Kidnap Detailed

Dec 22, 2013 1:29 AM

Leonys Martin accomplished his goal of playing major league baseball in 2011 when he signed with the Rangers, but not before what court documents and the U.S. Justice Department describe as a harrowing ordeal in which he was held for ransom in Mexico while his family members were kept under surveillance in South Florida.

Three people have been indicted in Miami on federal charges of hostage-taking and extortion conspiracy, counts that carry potential life prison sentences if they are convicted, and Martin himself is suing his alleged kidnappers for the return of more than $1.3M he has already paid them.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Legal, Misc Rumor

Starlin Castro Has $3.6M Seized From Accounts

Dec 19, 2013 4:58 PM

Starlin Castro has filed a countersuit after reportedly having $3.6 million seized from his bank accounts after he refused to pay three percent of his earnings to a Dominican Republic baseball school.

Castro's father, Diogenis Castro, signed an agreement with Mi Futuro Biliguer when Castro was 15, requiring him to pay a percentage of his career earnings if he made the major leagues, according to multiple reports.

Castro, 23, signed a seven-year, $60 million contract with the Cubs in 2012.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Legal

Family Says Ryan Freel Had CTE

Dec 15, 2013 9:25 PM

Ryan Freel, a former MLB player who committed suicide last year, was suffering from the degenerative brain disease CTE, his family said Sunday, according to The Florida Times-Union. 

The Institute issued its findings Wednesday to Freel's family at baseball's winter meetings in Florida, the report said.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Legal, Misc Rumor

MLB Turned Down A's Request To Move To San Jose

Dec 8, 2013 11:49 PM

Major League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the A's request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by commissioner Bud Selig, according to an report.

The decision was included in a joint case management statement filed Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose as part of a lawsuit filed by the City of San Jose against MLB and Selig on June 18.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Legal, Misc Rumor