The Washington Nationals are proceeding as though third baseman Starlin Castro, currently on administrative leave because of domestic violence allegations, will not return to the team this season, general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday.
Castro was placed on leave by Major League Baseball on Friday. Per the policy, the initial period of administrative leave may last up to seven days, but can be extended if both Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agree. It is not an admission of guilt, but rather a chance for the league to investigate the matter.
It is unclear when the incident took place, but it is not related to a separate situation that led to Castro being placed on the restricted list on June 16.