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Rays hero Arozarena arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Field Level Media
25 Nov 2020, 07:40 GMT+10

Tampa Bay Rays postseason hero Randy Arozarena was arrested in Mexico on suspicion of domestic violence, according to multiple reports.

Arozarena was reportedly detained in Merida, a city in the state of Yucatan, after the dispute in which he attempted to forcibly take his daughter without permission. According to reports, the incident escalated to where Arozarena assaulted the mother and the mother's father.

Charges haven't been formally filed but Arozarena is expected to be held in custody for at least 48 hours. Major League Baseball will reportedly investigate the incident.

Arozarena's agent, Abel Guerra, said he has not spoken to the Rays outfielder but did talk to some of his family members.

"The only thing I know is he was hyper-sensitive about making sure that the child's needs were being taken care of," Guerra told the Tampa Bay Times. "He was always sending money down there, and he was very involved in her life. I don't want to speculate about (anything else)."

According to the Yucatan Ahora!, Arozarena brought gifts to the house. But soon thereafter, shouting prompted neighbors to arrive to support the girl's mother and they blocked Arozarena's car to prevent him from leaving before police arrived.

Arozarena, 25, reportedly got married on Nov. 7 to a different woman and also has a child with her.

"When it comes to family issues there are always layers of complexity. Everything is perspective," Guerra said. "Hopefully everything clears itself up. It's a horrible, unfortunate situation."

Arozarena had a postseason for the ages as he set records for homers (10) and hits (29). He batted .377 over 20 games while helping the Rays reach the World Series, where they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games.

--Field Level Media

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