Report: Nationals release Castro as domestic violence suspension ends

Washington Nationals' Starlin Castro. (Gregory Bull/AP)

The Washington Nationals released infielder Starlin Castro on Thursday as his 30-game suspension for violating MLB's policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse came to an end, according to The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli.

The Nationals previously said they would cut ties with the 31-year-old following the conclusion of his ban after MLB announced his penalty on July 30.

Details of the incident involving Castro have not been made public.

Castro — a 12-year major league veteran and a four-time all-star — was previously accused of sexual assault in connection with a 2011 incident in Chicago but was not charged.

With files from The Associated Press

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