Paul Kinzer, the agent for Cubs infielder Starlin Castro, said a report that his client was detained or arrested after a shooting in a Dominican Republic night club is false and Castro was not involved.
According to a report from the Dominican Republic's El Caribe newspaper, six people were injured in a shooting in Castro's hometown of Monte Cristi after an altercation that involved Castro's bodyguards and brother on Friday.
The report said Castro was arrested. Kinzer disputes the report, saying his client voluntarily went to the police station to answer questions.
"He wasn't involved. He wasn't arrested or detained. He voluntarily went into the police so they could know that he wasn't involved. They told him they knew that because there was video and he wasn't involved and they had no problem with him," Kinzer said. "The thing is, they put out that he has been arrested for questioning. When is anyone ever arrested for questioning? He had nothing to do with it. He just happened to be at the club. He heard there was a problem and he went out the back door and left. Then he went to the police to make sure they knew he wasn't involved."
Castro was questioned by police three weeks ago after an incident in Santiago following a concert. He was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Jesse Sanchez is a national reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.