Video surfaces of baseball prospect beating girlfriend on surveillance at stadium

A local news channel obtained graphic video that reportedly led to a former baseball prospect Danry Vasquez being released from team

Lancaster Barnstormers release outfielder

The manager said in a statement that being made aware of the nature of the incident prompted the team to cut ties with Vasquez as the organization can not "condone or associate" with that type of behavior.

Vasquez, who was 22 years old at the time of the incident, was given just probation through a plea deal he organized after he was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor in 2016.

Vasquez's case has since been dismissed after he completed a plea deal with the district attorney's office, in which he had to pay a fine and attend classes, the station reported.

Danry Vasquez, an outfielder with the minor league Lancaster Barnstormers, was arrested for allegedly beating up his girlfriend at a Texas stadium in 2016 while he was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks, the minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. Vasquez then grabs her hair and drags her down the stairs before hitting her in the face again. He was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an worldwide free agent in 2010. The Astros eventually released Vasquez not long after they received an affidavit detailing the incident, and Major League Baseball suspended him indefinitely following the events.

In an exclusive video released by KRIS-TV, Vasquez, 24, is seen entering a stairwell with his girlfriend and then moments after backhanding her across the face causing her glasses to fall off.

The "nature of the incident" was well publicized before the Barnstormers signed Vasquez in January, though. After a few months, he invited her to Venezuela to spend time together, and because of his commitment, he could not leave the country.

After the release of the video, though, Peeples decided the team had to let Vasquez go.

The Astros released Vasquez shortly after the arrest.

"There is no choice but to sever the relationship", Barnstormers Manger Ross Peeples said in a statement released on Facebook. "Neither I, nor the Barnstormers' organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior".

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