Professional baseball player kicked off Pennsylvania team after shocking video shows him assaulting girlfriend


A professional baseball player was booted off his Pennsylvania team Wednesday after shocking surveillance video surfaced of him assaulting his girlfriend.

Danry Vasquez, an outfielder with the minor league Lancaster Barnstormers, was arrested for allegedly beating up his girlfriend at a Texas stadium in 2016 while he was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks, the minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros.

The case against Vasquez was dropped after his girlfriend declined to press charges and the 24-year-old baseball player went on to sign a contract with the Lancaster team.

But Vasquez faced swift retribution after previously unseen surveillance footage of the assault was released Wednesday.

Astros prospect arrested for alleged domestic violence incident

Danry Vasquez was arrested on domestic violence charges in 2016. 

Danry Vasquez was arrested on domestic violence charges in 2016. 

(Nueces County Sheriff’s Office)

“There is no choice but to sever the relationship,” Barnstomers manager Ross Peeples said in a statement. “Neither I, nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”

The disturbing video, obtained by KRIS-TV through an open records request, shows Vasquez walking into a stairwell at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi together with his unidentified girlfriend on Aug. 2, 2016.

As soon as the door closes behind them, Vasquez slaps his girlfriend across the face so hard that she falls to the floor. Vasquez then grabs her hair and drags her down the stairs before hitting her in the face again.

The brutal assault happened on Aug. 2, 2016.

The brutal assault happened on Aug. 2, 2016.

(KRIS 6 News)

Vasquez then exits the stairwell only to return moments later to brutally strike her across the face so that she once again falls to the floor.

Vasquez could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

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