Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has had $3.6 million seized from various bank accounts due to a legal dispute with a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic.
According to ESPN, when Castro was just 15, his father Diogenis Castro, signed an agreement with Mi Futuro Biliguer and Manuel Nunez, requiring him to pay a percentage of his career earnings if he made the major leagues. Castro paid Nunez an unspecified amount after signing his first big-league contract, but Nunez believes he is owed future earnings ,and funds were seized from several banks.
A countersuit has been filed by Castro’s attorney stating that a father cannot sign away his son’s future earnings.
Something like this would never hold up in the United States but who knows what is legal in the Dominican Republic? Castro signed a seven-year, $60 million contract with the Cubs in 2012.