The Chicago Cubs and All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro can breathe a sigh of relief, as Castro will not be charged after a criminal sexual assault investigation found insufficient evidence for move forward. According to the Associated Press and ESPN, Cook County prosecutors have confirmed that they will not file formal charges. The Chicago Tribune previously reported that the allegation stems from a September encounter. Castro was interviewed by police in January, and said he fully cooperated.
Starlin Castro was selected to the 2011 National League All-Star team. He finished the season as the league leader in hits (207) with a .307 batting average. At age 22, Castro shows plenty of promise, and the Cubs are surely happy to move forward with him. More than anyone, Castro must be breathing the biggest sigh of relief.