Boston Red Sox utility infielder Julio Valdez, arrested on a charge of statutory rape, will be off the team indefinitely, the Red Sox said yesterday.
"Julio Valdez will not be in uniform until further notice," team spokesman George Sullivan said before the Red Sox's game against the Seattle Mariners.
Valdez, 26, was taken into custody during the seventh inning of Friday night's game against Seattle at Fenway Park.
Valdez was released on $1,000 bail pending arraignment Monday in Roxbury District Court, police said.
Police spokesman Peter Woloschuk said the charge involved a 14-year-old girl who had run away from her home in Berkley in southeastern Massachusetts March 28 . . .
Former major leaguer Eddie Stanky completed his baseball coaching career with a huge sendoff at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
Stanky, 65, who began his baseball career in 1935 with the Philadelphia Athletics of Connie Mack, was honored at the school where he has coached for 14 seasons. Former teammate and manager Leo Durocher, 76, was on hand for Eddie Stanky Day.
Stanky, who missed the 1980 season because of heart surgery, had a 481-188 record with the Jaguars. His teams have been to the NCAA tournament five times . . .
Potomac beat Bowie, 9-8, giving the Bulldogs their second straight loss. Bowie had won 55 games in a row before losing Wednesday to Eleanor Roosevelt.