Venezuelan baseball player Javier Betancourt, defender of the second baseman of the Caracas Leones of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP), was wounded by a bullet in the left arm, a source from the press department of the capital’s ninth informed Efe.
«It happened yesterday morning and it is possible that it will be operated on. It is certain that he will not play again this season with the team, “said the source.
Betancourt had an argument with an unknown man who was armed, and who shot him before fleeing.
«It was not a robbery, that is out of the question. They did not take any of his belongings, “added the source.
The reason for the discussion or the place of the events was not reported, although it is known that it was not in the vicinity of the University Stadium in the city of Caracas, where the Lions fell 7-5 on Friday against the Eagles of Zulia. .
That day, the player nicknamed “Betica” started as a starter for the second pad, singled in three appearances and drove in a touchdown. He was ninth in order.
The 22-year-old Betancourt has left career-highs in the LVBP this season by playing 28 games, scoring 10 runs and hitting 18 rockets, 2 of them doubles, to hit .310 at bat.
The capital manager Mike Rojas has given him a substitute role within the ninth that leads the winter ball for Venezuela, although he has only missed 12 games. EFE