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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Cubs Minor Leaguer Julio Castillo Convicted For Throwing At A Fan
ESPN.com reports that Chicago Cubs minor league pitcher, Julio Castillo has been convicted of felonious assault causing serious physical injury for throwing a baseball that hit a fan in Dayton last year. During a bench clearing brawl against the Dayton Dragons, Castillo threw a ball in the direction of the Dragons dugout to keep their players off of the field. The ball missed its target and struck fan Chris McCarthy in the head, causing some scarring and recurring headaches. Castillo faces anywhere from probation to a 2 to 8 years when sentencing occurs on Thursday.