Report: Cubs pitcher under arrest in accidental shooting death
Horrible news to report as tragedy appears to have struck according to reports in Portuguesa, Venezuela.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Williams Perez was involved in an accidental shooting that killed his former baseball coach 52-year old Cesar Quintero.
Perez was reportedly handing over the gun to his coach when the gun accidentally went off. He has been cooperating with local authorities and has been placed under arrest. The firearm belonged to Perez and he had a permit for the gun according to reports.
Currently, The 26-year old righty is a non-roster invitee to the Cubs for spring training and would have reported to the facilities in just three days (Feb. 13).
In 2017 with Triple-A Iowa, he had a 7-10 record with 5.01 ERA. For his MLB career mostly with the Braves, he had a 9-9 record with a 5.18 ERA.