White Sox pitcher Kelvin Herrera accused of punching man at cockfight

According to a sports newspaper in Barcelona, Spain, the man filed a formal complaint against Herrera, 29.

SHARE White Sox pitcher Kelvin Herrera accused of punching man at cockfight
White_Sox_Twins_Baseball_2.jpg

White Sox right-hander Kelvin Herrera pitches against the Twins on Aug. 20, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

AP Photos

White Sox right-hander Kelvin Herrera has reportedly been accused of punching a man several times at a cockfight in the Dominican Republic.

According to Mundo Deportivo, a sports newspaper in Barcelona, the man filed a formal complaint against Herrera, 29.

According to the accuser’s YouTube page, Herrera did not want to bet with him. Words were exchanged before a fight broke out.

Tweet translation: “Moments in which a quarrel occurs between MLB pitcher Kelvin Herrera and Mr. Ramón Antonio Padilla in the Gallic Coliseum of San Francisco de Macorís. Padilla filed a formal complaint of aggression against Herrera in the Northeast Regional Command.”

A two-time All-Star who signed a two-year, $18 million contract last season, Herrera struggled in 2019 with a 6.14 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 57 appearances.

The White Sox declined to comment.

The Latest
“Although we don’t yet know exactly what happened, we should all be relieved that former President Trump wasn’t seriously hurt, and use this moment to recommit ourselves to civility and respect in our politics,” said former President Barack Obama.
One of the many parties celebrating 40 years of the genre, the Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival drew thousands to Jackson Park on Saturday.
More than 30 groups organize Downtown Day, offering free admission to several attractions — such as the Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute — for young people who don’t often leave their neighborhoods to explore the city’s richness.
Simmons used TV shows, videos and books to get his message out, even as he eventually became the butt of jokes for his outfits and flamboyant flair.
“You can’t hide what everybody can see,” center fielder Luis Robert Jr. said. “It’s been what it has been. We have to keep working hard to try to get a better second half.”