Thursday, November 17, 2011

Assaulted at gunpoint to player Juan Francisco

Third baseman Juan Francisco was assaulted at gunpoint early Wednesday, said the general manager Fernando Ravelo Licey Tigers. He said the robbers intercepted Francisco when he stopped to eat in Villa Altagracia, about 60 miles north of the capital, and stole a watch, chain and money. "John lives in an apartment here in the capital, but last night after the game would go to visit her parents who live in Bonao and was assaulted at gunpoint, but was not injured, "Ravelo said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Francis, 24, played 31 games with the Cincinnati Reds last season in the majors. He batted .258 with three homers and 15 RBIs. In the Dominican ball, where he won two MVP awards, played his first season with the Licey, after arriving in a trade from the Giants of the Cibao. 's case Francisco is the latest violence against Caribbean baseball players in the offseason baseball in the majors. Last week, the recipient of the Washington Nationals, Wilson Ramos, was kidnapped in Venezuela and rescued unharmed after 51 hours of captivity. Violence is one of the problems of greatest concern to the Dominican population, according to the latest Gallup Poll.


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