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MLB Suspends Starlin Castro 30 Games for Violation of Domestic Violence Policy

Major League Baseball announced Friday it has suspended Nationals infielder Starlin Castro 30 games for violating the league's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

MLB placed Castro on administrative leave on July 16. Castro was also placed on the restricted list by the Nationals one month prior for what manager Davey Martinez described as "a family matter."

The Nationals said Friday they will release Castro at the end of his 30-game suspension. 

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"We take all allegations of abuse and harassment very seriously," Washington said in a statement. "We fully support the Commissioner’s decision and will be releasing Starlin Castro upon the completion of his suspension.”

Castro, 31, has played for four teams in 12 MLB seasons. He has been with Washington since the start of 2020. 

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