Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was reportedly detained by police for questioning on Saturday in the Dominican Republic following a nightclub shooting, though his agent claims he voluntarily spoke with authorities.

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports provides a statement from Castro’s agent:

Enrique Rojas of previously reported that Castro was being held for questioning and the incident left six people injured: 

Mike Axisa of provided an announcement from Jacobo Mateo Moquette, a police spokesman in the Dominican Republic:

ATTENTION: Some sports media have called me inquiring about Major League Baseball player Starlin Castro. At the moment it is in the Office of Montecristi, where prosecutors questioned him regarding several injured yesterday at the Ocean club where persons involved were very close to him. At the moment I have no more details.

Morosi provides more information from Moquette:

Bob Nightengale of USA Today has details on the reasoning behind the questioning:

This is the second alleged incident involving Castro this month. According to a December 9 report from Latino Fox News, via, the Cubs shortstop was “sought for questioning by police in Santo Domingo in connection to a firefight at a nightclub.” 

Castro’s agent Paul Kinzer told that his client was cleared by officials of any wrongdoing in the first alleged incident three weeks ago.

“Starlin and his family were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Kinzer said. “They were at a concert when someone in a black SUV started shooting at a car next to them. Starlin and his family are fine. They are clear of any involvement in this altercation by Dominican officials.”

Castro has spent his entire career with the Cubs, signing with the team in 2006 and making his MLB debut in 2010. Since then, he has appeared in three All-Star games. He signed a seven-year contract extension in August 2012 that runs through 2019 with a team option for 2020. 

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