Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena arrested in Mexico

  Major League Baseball is likely to investigate under its joint domestic violence policy with the players’ association.   Arozarena hit .377 with 10 homers and 14 RBIs in 20 postseason games for the AL champion Rays, who lost the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers. First published on November 25, 2020 / 7:34 AM Mexican law allows a two-day period for prosecutors to decide whether to bring charges. The Yucatan state prosecutors’ office confirmed Tuesday that Arozarena was detained “for problems relating to his ex-partner.” The office did not explain what those problems were, but video posted on social media suggested it may have involved a dispute over a child. The rookie was voted the Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. “We are gathering more information on this situation, and we have no further comment at this time.”   Arozarena has made no public comment and it was not clear if he had a lawyer yet. Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, arrested in Mexico over “problems” with ex-partner

November 25, 2020 / 9:38 AM
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Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts after hitting a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.   Arozarena had not been formally charged yet. Ronald Martinez/Getty

Mexico City — Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena has been arrested in Mexico’s Yucatan state for a situation involving an apparent custody dispute.   “We are aware and looking into it,” the commissioner’s office said in a statement.   Local media reported that Arozarena married a Colombian woman earlier this month in Merida, the Yucatan state capital. Normally suspects are held in jail pending that decision.   “We are aware of reports that Randy Arozarena was detained in Mexico,” the Rays said in a brief statement.