The Piratas de Campeche released in their social networks a brief statement which discloses the Pinar del Rio Jorge Fuentes will not continue being the team’s manager. The sacking is not the product of an inefficient work or bad results, not even for an alleged disagreement with the direction of the franchise with his decisions on the field, it seems, the dismissal is related to a sex abuse scandal involving a player that has been uncovered in the last hours.
According to local daily Expreso de Campeche, Fuentes has been removed from office for lack of control and discipline over the Piratas . “The events took place last Saturday night in Aguascalientes, after the game between the Piratas and Rieleros where the affected girl spoke on the phone with one of the Piratas named Abel , and they arranged to meet afterwards . ”
The version that has been leaked to the press notes that “the minor arrived at the rendezvous, but was met by two other players. One of them, brown hair and beard, was sitting on the bed, while the one that opened the door had a beard and black hair, and the girl asked him for the person she was looking for. The players told her he was not there, but had her come in, that being the time when the subject of black beard and hair was all over her. There, the player took off her blouse and began forcibly touching her, so she started screaming. Because she kept calling for help, the assailant was upset, threw off her and out of the room. At no time during the incident, and after leaving the scene of the abuse, she had any contact with ‘Abel ‘. ”
In the early hours of Sunday, the victim showed up at one of the offices of the state police to report what happened. Once the facts came to light the first to be asked on the events was Jorge Fuentes and the Cuban replied, “I do not know the subject, so far I know nothing.”
Soon after, the club made known that “Roque Sanchez Golib will be the manager on an interim basis from today. Similarly Mr. Jorge Fuentes Fleitas leaves the team Pirates Campeche, to whom its directors recognized his commitment and dedication. ”
Thus, Fuentes, the manager with most wins in Cuban baseball, only stayed with the Campeche franchise for 17 games with 8 wins and 9 lost. Now, the table position in the Mexican league shows the Piratas 4 games behing the leader, Ciudad del Carmen.