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Rash throw could exact high price

Castillo facing assault charges

Originally Published: July 21, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

If he is found guilty on two counts of felonious assault -- one with a deadly weapon and the other causing serious physical harm -- Julio Castillo could go to prison for 16 years.

Castillo, currently on trial in Dayton, Ohio, is a 22-year-old minor league pitcher in the Cubs' organization.

The deadly weapon was a baseball. And the case is unprecedented.

Not the potential prison time but the case, period.

Never has a professional baseball player been charged with a felony ...

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