St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is facing a lawsuit that says he was part of a group that robbed a man outside a strip club in 2014. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Andrew D’Angelo filed the suit in St. Clair County. He alleges he was at a St. Louis bar on the 4th of July that year when he got into an argument with a group of men, which included Martinez and the late outfielder Oscar Taveras. D’Angelo left and went to the Penthouse Club, now called Diamond Cabaret. Martinez and his group, the lawsuit says, eventually showed up there, too. The group reportedly jumped D’Angelo outside the club — Martinez is specifically accused of punching D’Angelo in the head and face.
Lawsuit alleges Martinez was part of group to jump, break back of victim
CBS St. Louis | Feb 3