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Who was Starlin Castro's girlfriend? Nationals star faces domestic violence allegations

Starlin Castro has been reportedly placed on administrative leave due to the incident earlier this year and whose details are under wraps
UPDATED JUL 22, 2021
Starlin Castro with his former girlfriend Yoselin (Twitter)
Starlin Castro with his former girlfriend Yoselin (Twitter)

Washington Nationals star Starlin Castro has joined the ranks of MBL players in legal trouble after it was reported he has been placed on administrative leave. It was reported that the league placed Castro on leave on Friday, July 16. Allegedly, the move stems from a domestic violence incident that occurred sometime in the spring. 

The shocking news comes just days after the MBL confirmed it was extending Trevor Bauer's administrative leave. It comes in the wake of police investigation into the allegation that Bauer physically assaulted a woman, which he claims was consensual. Legal woes seem to have hit numerous teams this year. In May, Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested for assaulting his wife.


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As news of Castro's leave has made its way across the internet, it raised a lot of questions. Who did he allegedly assault? Not much is known, but it has drawn considerable interest into his personal life. If you are wondering if the victim was his girlfriend, we should let you know he is reportedly single. At the moment, it doesn't appear as if Castro is dating someone, but that wasn't always the case.

Starlin Castro makes the throw against the St Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida (Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Who was Starlin Castro's girlfriend?

According to media reports, Castro was in fact engaged at one point to Yoselin. There's not a lot we know about Yoselin, since both she and Castro appear to have kept their relationship very private. Beyond a few photos, there's little to indicate that she and Castro even dated. Like Castro, she is reportedly also from the Dominican Republic. It's unclear when, and how they met, but they dated for a while, and even have two children together. According to Yoselin's Instagram account, she is the founder and owner of Lala Beauty, a cosmetic line. Since her Instagram account is set to private, there's not much we can glean from it.

Together, the two have two children — Starlin Castro Jr and Scarlett Castro. There are some reports that say the two are married, but we cannot confirm if that is the case. We do know the two were dating back in 2014 when they were caught in the middle of gunfire in the Dominican Republic. Sometime later, both of them were caught again amid gunfire during a concert. The scares were enough to prompt Castro and his girlfriend to leave DR for Arizona in 2015, as ESPN reported. It's unclear what their status is currently. Some news reports indicate they are married and together, while others say they have broken up. Since both Castro and Yoselin's social media accounts are private, we cannot confirm what their status is. 

Starlin Castro fields an infield single at Oriole Park on August 14, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Interestingly, the recent allegation of domestic violence is not the first time Castro has been in legal trouble. Reports indicate he was accused of sexual assault in 2012 by a 22-year-old woman. However, after investigation, Cook County prosecutors declined to press charges. "The review of the case was exhaustive," a spokeswoman for the state attorney's office said, adding that there was insufficient evidence. At the time, Castro was playing for the Chicago Cubs.

Now, legal woes have come back to haunt the star, in the form of domestic violence charges. No further details about the case were provided, so it is unclear if police are investigating the case, and if a case has been filed. All we know is that like Bauer, he has been placed on administrative leave. "What I can tell you about myself and this organization, as you know, we don't tolerate any kind of domestic abuse," Manager Dave Martinez said. "Speaking for myself, I think it's awful." He confirmed Castro was on leave, saying it was due to a "family matter".

That statement could indicate the charge has something to do with Yoselin, and that the two are together. This is pure speculation at this point, until we get some official statement from Castro, we cannot say for sure.