Rangers prospects investigated for sexual assault on an underage partner

A 10-second video, obtained by Yahoo Sports, shows the alleged victim in a Rangers jersey and Rangers shorts lying on a bed with her arms behind her back and her legs immobilized.

At least four men are seen in addition to the alleged victim, whose penis is exposed, grabbed and maneuvered under a hand towel.

All the men in the video, including the alleged victim, are seen laughing.

The alleged assault was one of several incidents of hazing by Venezuelan and Colombian players, some of whom were under the age of 18, according to sources.

More starting players shaved the head of at least one new player and forced at least one other to remove his clothes, and sources said police are investigating at least one more allegation of forced masturbation.

The players were questioned around November 9 after the Rangers reported to Dominican police about the alleged incident at their complex in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, where their two Dominican Summer League teams play and train players from all over the Americas. Latin.

Major League Baseball opened an investigation into the alleged assault, as Fox Sports first reported late last week.

MLB, which placed the four players facing potential charges on administrative leave, declined to comment.

In a statement to Yahoo Sports, the Rangers said:

“The Texas Rangers learned of an incident at our Academy in the Dominican Republic and we acted immediately to open an investigation. We have reported the incident and are cooperating fully with Major League Baseball and the authorities of the Dominican Republic. Since this is an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment at this time. “