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REPORT: Cubs’ Starlin Castro has $3.6 million seized in dispute


Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had $3.6 million seized Wednesday for refusing to pay a baseball school in the Dominican Republic, reports the Chicago Tribune and supplemented by ESPN Chicago.

Castro’s father, Diogenis Castros, signed an agreement with the school Mi Futuro Biliguer (My Future Big Leaguer) when the young shortstop was 15. Castro was reportedly agreed to pay three percent of his contract but failed to comply.

Castro signed a seven-year, $60 million contract extension with the Cubs in 2012. He paid part of his original $45,000 signing bonus to the school, a source said, but did not expect the payments to continue throughout his career.

Castro’s coach at the school, Manuel Nunez, was planning to sue Castro for “breach of trust and securities distraction,” according to a report, trying to force Castro to give him 3 percent of his contract.

The Tribune also reports, Castro’s attorney plans to file a countersuit against Nunez claiming his father could not sign away his son’s future earnings.

Castro has already made certain payments to the school. The 23-year-old Castro, two-time All-Star signed a seven-year, $60 million contract with the Cubs in 2012.

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