Evans Clinchy
Saturday April 21st, 2012

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will not be charged with sexual assault over an incident that allegedly occurred last fall, according to Carlos Sadovi and Jeremy Gorner of the Chicago Tribune.

A woman accused Castro of sexually assaulting her at his Near North apartment last September, according to the police report. The alleged victim was 22 at the time.

“All of the facts of the case were examined very closely,” said Sally Daly, spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office. “The review of the case was exhaustive.”

Castro and the Cubs are excited to move on from this off-field distraction. The young shortstop is hitting .352 with 7 RBIs this season. “We’re pleased for Starlin that this issue is resolved and glad that he can continue to keep his focus on baseball activities,” Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said.

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