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Rays’ Randy Arozarena has domestic violence charges dropped in Mexico

Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena was released in Mexico on Thursday, ESPN reported, after he was detained following allegations of domestic violence.

Arozarena will avoid having legal action taken against him, according to the report, as he reached an agreement with his former partner to drop charges.

The Rays’ postseason hero had been arrested on Tuesday in Mexico’s Yucatan state for an incident over an alleged custody dispute. The state prosecutors’ office said Arozarena was detained “for problems relating to his ex-partner.” A video posted to social media suggested it may have included a dispute over a child, the Associated Press reported.

“The only thing I know is he was hyper-sensitive about making sure that the child’s needs were being taken care of,” Arozarena’s agent, Abel Guerra, told the Tampa Bay Times. “He was always sending money down there, and he was very involved in her life. I don’t want to speculate about (anything else).”

The 25-year-old Arozarena hit .377 with 10 home runs and a 1.273 OPS during 20 playoff games to help the Rays reach the World Series before falling to the Dodgers.

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