San Francisco Giants Prospect Angel Villalona Expected to Rejoin Team After Murder Charges, Lawsuit Against Team Dropped

San Francisco Giants prospect Angel Villalona is expected to return to the team after having murder charges against him dismissed in the Dominican Republic, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Villalona, who was signed by the Giants as a 16-year-old in 2006 for a then-record $2.1 million dollars, was charged in the 2009 murder of a 25-year-old man at a nightclub in the Domincan Republic.

The case is a quite complicated one. After spending three months in jail, Villalona settled with the man's family for a reported $139,000 dollars. The family then asked police to stop pressing charges, but the prosecutors refused to up until this summer, when the case was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Villalona then sued the Giants, claiming that they owed him over $10,000 and asking for $5 million in damages.

Now, the 21-year-old has apparently reconciled with the team and it appears that he will rejoin the Giants organization once he reapplies for a visa to return to the United States.

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