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10-01-2008, 09:54 PM

Mets pitcher Burgos allegedly involved in fatal hit-and-run
BY DAVID LENNON | david.lennon@newsday.com
7:37 PM EDT, October 1, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - The troubled career of Ambiorix Burgos took a tragic turn on Tuesday when the Mets reliever allegedly killed two women in a hit-and-run accident in the Dominican Republic.

Burgos, 24, reportedly struck Josefina Minaya Martinez, 38, and Angely Fana, 29, while driving his Hummer and police were seeking him for questioning. He's also wanted on a gun possession charge. Witnesses identified him as the driver of the jeep that was involved in the accident, which took place in Nagua, a town outside of Santo Domingo.

"We are extremely disturbed by the reports regarding the player's potential involvement in the hit and run accident that unfortunately killed two women in the Dominican Republic," the Mets said Wednesday in a statement. "We take this matter very seriously and have begun an internal investigation to ascertain the facts. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims."

According to the Associated Press, Silvestre Edwin Sanchez, a supposed relative of Burgos, was being charged as an accomplice for trying to take the blame for the accident.

Burgos, who has been on the disabled list since 2007 after Tommy John surgery, was arrested last month in New York for allegedly beating up his girlfriend at the Holiday Inn adjacent to Shea Stadium. Back in March, during spring training, Burgos had $270,000 worth of jewelry stolen from his hotel room, but it was later returned.

10-01-2008, 09:57 PM
Good grief.... :shake:

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10-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Best trade ever.

Hammock Parties
10-01-2008, 10:09 PM
Best trade ever.


10-01-2008, 10:10 PM
Best trade ever.

So wrong but yeah...

10-01-2008, 10:12 PM
Best trade ever.

That's ****ing COLD right there ROFL

10-01-2008, 10:13 PM
That's screwed up. He had so much raw talent; if only he could have learned to put some movement on his fastball. Only 24, damn.

10-01-2008, 10:14 PM
Best trade ever.

Goddamn, that was brutal, yet so true.

10-01-2008, 11:20 PM
Goddamn, that was brutal, yet so true.

I honestly wonder if the Royals had issues surrounding his character that led them to dump him when they did. Didn't he also have thousands of dollars worth of jewelry stolen from his hotel room at one time?

08-27-2010, 05:51 PM



Former Mets reliever Ambiorix Burgos has more legal issues in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican newspaper Listin Diario reports Burgos, 26, was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping and is accused of trying to poison his ex-wife.

Authorities say Burgos drugged his ex-wife with rat poison. She was found semi-conscious and dizzy and later hospitalized. Burgos was reportedly caught en route to Santo Domingo in his white Hummer with his ex-wife in the car. The ex-wife had been hiding in the district attorney's home in Nagua, D.R., because of alleged threats on her life.

Burgos, who was acquired by the Mets from the Kansas City Royals for Brian Bannister, last appeared in the majors in 2007.

He had been sentenced to nine months in jail in New York in April 2009 for a domestic incident in a hotel near Shea Stadium involving another woman. That incident occurred in September 2008. About the same time, he was accused in the Dominican Republic of running over and killing two women with a vehicle and then fleeing the scene.

keg in kc
08-27-2010, 05:52 PM
Jesus, what's going on with the Mets this month.

08-27-2010, 05:56 PM
Dayton Moore is a freaking genius.

08-27-2010, 06:05 PM
brian bannister is all of the sudden looking better, eh?

Rain Man
08-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Former Royal Burgos allegedly kills two in hit-and-run

Obviously the hitting coach gave him the wrong sign.

08-27-2010, 07:36 PM
Suddenly Bannister doesn't look so bad...

08-27-2010, 07:37 PM
brian bannister is all of the sudden looking better, eh?

Damn you Dayton

Damn my repost to hell


08-27-2010, 09:28 PM
Aww man, I actually liked that guy when he pitched for us. Does that make me a bad person?

08-27-2010, 10:10 PM
Obviously the hitting coach gave him the wrong sign.


Rain Man, that's some quality humor right there.