Major League Baseball
Ex-major league star served with domestic violence injunction in Hillsborough
TAMPA - Former Major League Baseball star Roberto Alomar was served a domestic violence injunction in Hillsborough County for threatening his wife several times including once with a knife, court records show. A hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Hillsborough County Circuit Court. On Monday, he allegedly got into an argument with his wife, Maria Del Pilar Alomar. He approached her and with his bodyweight pushed her several feet back, according to court documents. Maria Del Pilar Alomar was in fear for her life and reported the case to the sheriff's office, records show.Hillsborough deputies also had responded to their Avila home, 901 Palacio de Avila, on Sunday night after an allegation against Alomar of battery, deputies said. Maria Del Pilar Alomar told investigators she had argued with her husband and he "got within 3 to 4 inches of her in an aggressive manner, which caused her to push him away with her hands on his chest." She told deputies she was afraid of the 42-year-old Alomar, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds, court records show. No arrest was made. On Monday, deputies served the domestic violence injunction against him. He must stay 500 feet from her. He can't contact or communicate with his wife, and he must surrender firearms and ammunition. She also has told investigators of two other incidents, according to court records. At their home in June, Alomar yelled at her and pushed her with his chest. While being pushed back she fell to the floor, according to court records. Alomar called his family and his father called 911. Deputies were dispatched to the home, but a report wasn't filed. In April, Alomar threatened her with a knife, according to court records. She feared for her life and called her father on the phone. She told him what was occurring and wanted to let him know in case she was hurt or killed, according to court records. When Alomar heard the phone conversation, he dropped the knife. Court records state that Alomar threatened to kill his wife if she "told anyone of his behavior and secrets." The couple married July 1, 2009. They have known each other since 2001. They don't have children together, but Maria Del Pilar Alomar, 33, has a 9-year-old son from a previous relationship, records show. Alomar, a former second baseman and potential hall of famer, played from 1988 through 2004. The 12-time All-Star won 10 Gold Gloves and was a career .300 hitter. In September 1996, while playing for the Baltimore Orioles, he earned a spot in baseball infamy by spitting in the face of umpire John Hirschbeck. In 2005, Tampa Bay signed Alomar to a one-year contract but he never played with the team.
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