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Orioles reliever Miguel Castro says he was robbed at gunpoint and nearly shot

Miguel Castro is fortunate to be alive after he was robbed in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Baltimore Orioles reliever Miguel Castro is lucky to be alive after he was robbed at gunpoint in the Dominican Republic.

The 25-year-old Castro detailed the incident on his Instagram page. Castro said he was robbed of his jewelry, but things could have been much worse. The robbers apparently tried to shoot Castro during the attempt, but their gun jammed.

Castro’s agency — Ballengee Group — released a statement saying Castro is safe, and feels “extremely blessed” to have gotten out of the situation unscathed.

Orioles general manager Mike Elias also commented on the situation, saying the team is “thankful” Castro is safe.

Castro has been a mainstay in the Orioles’ bullpen the past three seasons. Since 2017, Castro has a 4.06 ERA over 226 innings.


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