Eight Texas Rangers’ prospects in the Dominican Republic, including the younger brother of Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, are likely to be charged for a hazing incident that is alleged to have involved players masturbating an underage prospect while holding him down. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has the story:
Among those expected to be charged are the younger brother of Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, also named Rougned, and Yohel Pozo, a top catching prospect, both 19 years old. The players facing potential charges have been told not to leave the country, according to sources.
Video of the alleged assault, which took place toward the end of October, was captured and posted on Snapchat, according to sources. A 10-second clip of video, obtained by Yahoo Sports, shows the alleged victim in a Rangers shirt and Rangers shorts laying on a bed with his arms held behind his back and his legs pinned down. At least four men are seen in addition to the alleged victim, whose penis is exposed, grabbed and maneuvered underneath a hand towel. All of the men in the video, including the alleged victim, are seen laughing.
The story notes that MLB has been investigating, and it was the Rangers organization that reported the incident to authorities in the Dominican Republic after a staff member was notified by an uninvolved player.