The Diamondbacks released a minor-league pitcher after he was accused of stealing from a teammate, according to a published report.

Left-hander Anderson Placido wasn't a significant prospect in the organization, but he had been a member of the starting rotation for the Diamondbacks' affiliate in short-season Hillsboro, Ore.

Hillsboro Hops manager J.R. House believes Placido sneaked into the clubhouse during a game to take the items, according to a story on

Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell declined to discuss the specifics of the situation.

"He broke team and organizational rules," Bell said, "and we had to let him go."

A source said Placido was released in 2012 by the Cleveland Indians after being accused of the same offense.

After the Hops' game on Saturday, a player told House items were missing from his locker and that he had reason to believe Placido was the culprit. At that point, House confronted Placido, who denied the charge, the report said.

But the missing items were found among Placido's belongings, at which point House called the Diamondbacks' front office.