According to reports, an arrest warrant has been issued in Venezuela for the Angels infielder and Venezuelan native Luis Rengifo, according to several news reports from that country.
A story published Tuesday by Venezuelan news agency La Tabla said Rengifo allegedly forged divorce papers to sell property in the country without his wife’s consent.
The angels did not comment on the situation.
Rengifo, 24, has been with either the Angels or their triple-A subsidiary, the Salt Lake Bees, since the start of the season. He started the shortstop for the Angels in Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
The report said that Rengifo’s father, sister and lawyer were arrested in connection with the case, but it is unclear whether the Venezuelan authorities would attempt to extradite Rengifo to the country.
Rengifo allegedly forged divorce papers in July 2019 to have his father sell assets such as real estate and vehicles to his sister without his wife’s consent.
According to the report, these documents were allegedly legalized last year before they were discovered by Rengifo’s wife, Alba Marina González Pinto, who filed a complaint with a Venezuelan court earlier this month.
First signed as an amateur by the Seattle Mariners in 2014, Rengifo has been part of the Angels organization since the club acquired him in a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays in March 2018.