Former San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres Muro is sentenced in Phoenix domestic incident

Padres pitcher pleads in PHX domestic incident
Posted at 11:35 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-28 16:48:57-05

A former relief pitcher with the San Diego Padres was sentenced today for domestic violence after pleading guilty to attempted aggravated assault stemming from an incident in Phoenix.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson sentenced Jose Torres Muro to two years of probation for attempted aggravated assault.

The 24-year-old was arrested at his home near 112th Avenue and Indian School Road on December 23.

Phoenix police say Torres Muro was in an argument with his wife when he allegedly pointed a 9mm handgun at her. He later reportedly kicked a door off its hinges, "causing a small cut to the victim." He is also accused of punching a hole in another door. Torres Muro is a Venezuelan national in the United States on a work visa.

He has been out on bond while waiting for his sentencing.

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Torres Muro had been with the Padres for three years when he was released in October, 2018.

The team issued a statement at the time of his arrest last December, saying:

"We are aware of the allegations involving Jose Torres, and he will not be reporting to spring training. We take this matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with the investigation being conducted by the Commissioner's Office. We will not have any further comment at this time."