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Reds' Francisco robbed at gunpoint in Dominican

Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:35 pm
Juan Francisco

By C. Trent Rosecrans

In another scary tale from winter ball, Reds third baseman Juan Francisco was robbed at gunpoint in his native Dominican Republic, according to the Associated Press.

Francisco, 24, was unharmed after the robbery. Playing winter ball for Licey in the Dominican winter league, Francisco left to visit his parents after Tuesday's game and when he stopped to eat in Villa Altagracia, four men robbed him.

This, of course, is a bigger deal because it comes on the heels of the kidnapping of Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos in Venezuela last week that highlighted the problem of player safety in Latin America.

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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:12 am

Reds' Francisco robbed at gunpoint in Dominican

Alrite I know that this is these guys homes and there families are there and all that stuff, but Latin/Middle America is becoming way too dangerous. These guys have money. Either get protected or buy a house in a nice affluent neighorhood in the U.S.

Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 3:05 pm

Reds' Francisco robbed at gunpoint in Dominican

It seems in recent years that it has become seriously dangerous for any player from Latin America to safely live there sooner or later someone will either be seriously injured or killed, these guys are walking targets in their own homelands and possibly so are their relatives,I don't know what I would do in the players situation hire a small army of full time bodyguards or get out of dodge

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