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    Tuesday, February 24, 2004

    Associated Press
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Luis Martinez was released from police custody Tuesday after being cleared in a shooting that left a man hospitalized.

    The left-hander, claimed by St. Louis on Monday off waivers from Milwaukee, planned to leave the Dominican Republic by Wednesday for spring training in Jupiter, Fla.

    "I'm very happy that everything has been cleared up," Martinez said. "Now I'll try to continue with my personal life and baseball career."

    Prosecutors decided not to file charges after police concluded Martinez had shot the man twice in self-defense.

    "I was only defending my life," Martinez said. "I feel terribly bad that someone was injured."

    Martinez, 24, was detained Feb. 10, three days after shooting government tax worker Rafael Encarnacion Quezada during a traffic dispute in a hotel parking lot. Encarnacion, who had been carrying a gun, was in stable condition Tuesday at a hospital in the capital.

    Martinez was the Brewers' minor league pitcher of the year last season after going a combined 12-5 with a 2.13 ERA for Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Indianapolis. He made his major league debut in September and went 0-3 with a 9.92 ERA in four starts for the Brewers.
    2005 Mandatory Loyalty Oath: I love America, our troops, baseball, Moms, and certain pies. I want no harm to come to any of those institutions, nor do I take any glee in their demise.

  • #2
    Good news, I think.
    " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."


    • #3
      New sheriff in town. Louie Martinez.