Cubs Prospect Josefrailin Alcántara reportedly accused of Murder
|Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 8:53 PM- -|
In a shocking turn of events, Chicago Cubs prospect Josefrailin Alcántara is now at the center of a criminal investigation in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican National Police are actively searching for Alcántara, who stands accused of the murder of 26-year-old Darwin Díaz Valerio.
The incident reportedly occurred last Friday in Santiago, where an argument between Alcántara and Díaz Valerio over a debt escalated into a tragic shooting. Díaz Valerio tragically lost his life as a result.
Following the shooting, Alcántara sought medical treatment for his injuries and subsequently fled the scene. The police are currently conducting a manhunt to locate and apprehend the Cubs prospect.
Alcántara joined the Cubs organization in January 2022 as an international signing, receiving a $500,000 bonus, which was among the highest bonuses awarded to the 30 international players signed by the Cubs last year.
He played in the Dominican Summer League during his first season with the organization, posting a batting average of .136, an on-base percentage of .282, and a slugging percentage of .254 over 40 games.
It is a somber reminder that the actions and choices of individuals, regardless of their athletic achievements, can have devastating consequences. The priority now is for the authorities to locate Alcántara and conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
As the investigation continues, it is essential to respect the legal process and allow the authorities to conduct their work. The baseball community will undoubtedly be closely following the developments, hoping for a resolution that brings justice to those affected by this heartbreaking incident.