Domestic violence video prompts Barnstormers to cut player

Danry Vasquez served probation for 2016 incident

LANCASTER, Pa. - Lancaster County's minor league baseball team has cut an outfielder after a Texas police department released a video of a domestic violence incident for which the player completed a probationary sentence

The Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League announced on their Facebook page late Tuesday that they had released 24-year-old Danry Vasquez.

"There is no choice but to sever the relationship," said Ross Peeples, the team's manager. "Neither I, nor the Barnstormers' organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior."

The decision came after Corpus Christi police released to KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi security video of the Venezuelan native slapping and backhanding his fiancee several times in August 2016 at Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team.

At the time, Vasquez was a member of the Hooks, Houston's farm team in the Double-A Texas League. Major League Baseball suspended Vasquez indefinitely; independent leagues aren't subject to MLB's authority.

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