Starlin Castro was put on administrative leave following an alleged domestic violence – The Athletic July 16, 2021 by Editorial Team Major League Baseball places Starlin Castro on administrative leave as a result of an alleged domestic violence earlier this summer, several sources tell The Athletic. The move is expected to take place before the team’s training in DC on Friday afternoon. The leave lasts for seven days, during which Castro is still paid and does not lose service time. It can be extended at week-long intervals 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. Castro was placed on the restricted list on June 16 because of what manager Davey Martinez said at the time was “a family affair.” Castro left before the match on June 15 and returned home to Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic. This case is not believed to be related to the alleged incident revealed on Friday.