Washington Nationals third baseman Starlin Castro has been suspended for 30 games without pay by Major League Baseball over an alleged domestic violence incident earlier this summer, the league announced Friday. The club said it plans to release Castro after his suspension ends.

"Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Castro violated our (Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse) Policy and that discipline is appropriate," commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

MLB issued the 30-game suspension upon completing an investigation into the allegations against Castro.