Kansas City Royals setup man Kelvin Herrera's home in the Dominican Republic was robbed during the offseason.
The fireballing right-hander took to Twitter on Friday, complaining about the lack of police response to the case, which began in January.
Herrera wrote his post in Spanish, but an editor who speaks the language loosely translated his words, per Matt Snyder of CBS Sports:
Last January, my home in Tenares, DR, was broken into by delinquents while my family and I were not home. The delinquents robbed us of everything of value, including my championship rings from the 2014 American League [Championship], 2013 World Baseball Classic, rings from Escogido and many other things that had incalculable sentimental value. Two months later, the police of Tenares, the town where I was born and raised and never turned my back on, has done absolutely nothing; they don't have a lead or a suspect, and the situation is frustrating.
Via this message, I'm calling upon the authorities, especially mayor Ermes Rodriguez and the municipal police director Martin Almonte, to wake up and help end the delinquency (crime).
Thankfully, the 26-year-old—who had a 153 ERA+ and 64 strikeouts in 69.2 innings last year, per Baseball-Reference.com—did not lose his 2015 World Series ring in the robbery because the team will not hand out the rings until Opening Day, per Snyder.
Josh Vernier of Kansas City's 610 Sports Radio and Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com provided updates after Herrera addressed the situation during spring training:
Josh Vernier @JoshVernier610
Herrera feels like the police know exactly who did it, but are dragging their feet & looking for a handout. #Royals3/4/2016, 9:46:12 PM
Jeffrey Flanagan @FlannyMLB
About the robbery of Kelvin Herrera's home: He tells me several rings were returned (thrown in back yard) including AL champ ring. #Royals3/4/2016, 9:55:50 PM
It's good news that Herrera and his family were not home, and at least they got some sentimental items back.
However, it sounds as though they may never see some items that meant a lot to them again. Perhaps the police can find out who committed the crime, and the upcoming MLB season can provide a distraction for Herrera in the meantime.
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