Police questioned Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro on Friday about allegations of sexual assault made against the 21-year-old, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, but no charges have been filed at this point.
According to the report, Castro voluntarily appeared at the Chicago Police Department on Friday to answer questions. Last week there were reports that detectives were investigating a criminal sexual assault complaint against Castro. A woman claims she met Castro on Sept. 29 at a nightclub and he took her back to his apartment. The next day she went to the police.
Castro released a statement through the team on Friday:
"I personally, and through my attorneys, have fully cooperated with the police in this matter. Unfortunately I cannot address the matter further at this time while the investigation is taking place. I understand that being a member of the Cubs means being a hard worker on the field and a good citizen off the field, and I always want to carry myself in a way that exceeds high expectations."
Castro had been in the Dominican Republic and unable to talk to police. He returned to the United States this week to appear at the team's Cub Convention, which began Friday. He was cheered by Cubs fans when he was introduced to the crowd.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.