Starlin Castro is reportedly $3.6 million poorer Friday following a dispute with a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic. The dispute stems from an alleged agreement Castro’s father made with Mi Futuro Biliguer when the shortstop was 15.
Castro signed a $60-million extension with the Cubs in 2012 and the school is chasing three percent of his earnings, hence the seizure from his bank accounts. He’s only 23 and signed through 2019 so there’s a lot of time for this dispute to drag out.
Following back-to-back All Star selections, Castro struggled mightily in 2013, hitting just .245 with 129 strikeouts compared to 30 walks.
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