Mike Rizzo says he doesn't plan on having Starlin Castro back with the Washington Nationals this season.
Castro was placed on administrative leave July 16 by Major League Baseball as it investigates a domestic violence accusation.
"The process is the process," Rizzo said. "You asked the question, 'Do I plan on having Starlin Castro back' and I said I do not plan on having him back."
Rizzo, Washington's general manager, said he learned about the situation the night before Castro was placed on leave. He said he has not spoken with Castro.
"I was surprised,'' Rizzo said. "I was angered by it. ... It's something that cannot happen and should not happen. It will not happen with the Washington Nationals otherwise we will fix it, and [those were] my thoughts at the time."