CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Video of a domestic violence incident involving a former Houston Astros minor league baseball player in 2016 has been released.
WARNING: The video above is graphic and some might find it disturbing
Danry Vasquez was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks in 2016 when the incident reportedly occurred at Whataburger Field.
The Lancaster Barnstormers, Vasquez's most recent team, announced on their Facebook page that they've severed ties with Vasquez.
BARNSTORMERS RELEASE DANRY VASQUEZ
The Lancaster Barnstormers have released outfielder Danry Vasquez, it has been announced by manager Ross Peeples.
A recently released video out of Corpus Christi, Texas portrays a domestic violence episode involving Vasquez. Upon being made aware of the nature of the incident, the Barnstormers made a prompt decision to cut ties with the 24-year old outfielder.
“There is no choice but to sever the relationship,” said Peeples. “Neither I, nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”
The video, obtained by KRIS-TV, shows a man, identified as Vasquez, and a woman walking into a stairwell and heading down the stairs, when suddenly Vasquez strikes the woman with his left hand, hitting her in the face.
The video continues to show the woman being hit twice, then her hair is pulled. The two walk down the stairs, where she is hit a third time.