You can read those accounts for the details, but the gist has some $3.6 million of Starlin Castro’s money being seized in the Dominican Republic after a baseball school in the DR sued Castro. The suit is tied to a purported promise Castro’s father made (when Castro was just 15) to pay the school 3% of his future baseball contract(s). Apparently Castro already made certain payments to the school, and he’s retained an attorney to countersue and clear things up.
I didn’t write about the suit yesterday because I wanted to give it a day to see if anything in my head settled, or if anything else was reported. As it stands, I got nothing, and there isn’t much else out there. It’s just bizarre. I don’t believe you can just sign away your kid’s future earnings like that – and if you can, the DR probably needs to fix that.
I suppose the only relevance here is the hope that, whatever the issue, it’s cleared up quickly and with as little unease as possible. It’s a big year ahead for Castro, and he doesn’t need any distractions.