VIDEO released of baseball player striking girlfriend

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A former baseball prospect for the MLB is now under fire after a video was released of him hitting and beating his girlfriend.

The 24-year-old baseball star was currently playing for the Lancaster Barnstormers, but has now been cut from the team following the surfacing of the video.

Fox News reports the following:

A news channel in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday obtained video that reportedly shows a violent incident that invovled a former Major League Baseball prospect and his girlfriend.

The KRIS report said police identified the man in the video as Danry Vasquez, a former prospect for the Houston Astros. The man in the 2016 video could be seen striking the woman several times in a stairwell at Whataburger Field, home to the Double-A Hooks, the report said.

The station obtained the Aug. 2 video through an open records request.

Vasquez, a Venezuelan national, was once a potential star. He signed a contract with a $1.2 million signing bonus with the Detroit Tigers when he was 16 years old before being traded to the Astros.

He was 22 at the time of the video and later arrested and charged with a misdemeanor, the report said.

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