Omar Vizquel’s ex-wife claims domestic violence in their marriage

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Long-time baseball player Omar Vizquel is being accused of a domestic violence matter. The woman accusing him in this matter is his younger wife.

The 36-year-old Blanca Vizquel claims that he physical abused her on multiple instances. She went to The Athletic — who broke the news of the story.

Former Detroit Tigers first base coach Omar Vizquel speaks with José Iglesias after he was picked off by the Kansas City Royals
Omar Vizquel speaks with José Iglesias after he was picked off by the Kansas City Royals (Getty Images)

She claims that the incidents began in 2011. Then, she alleges that the physical violence incidents also happened in 2016.

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This year, she says that they had a heated exchange this summer, where she elected to leave the marriage. Presently, divorce proceedings are ongoing.

“I have never hit or been violent towards my wife, Blanca,” The 53-year-old Vizquel said in a statement. “Any accusation to the contrary is false. I never expected this divorce proceeding to play out in public, but I will continue to defend myself and my name against these false accusations. Our divorce should be settled in a court of law, not in the court of public opinion.”

This matter has caught the eye of Major League Baseball, who is also investigating the matter. MLB previously interviewed Blanca and were looking into a 2019 incident that happened, while Vizquel was the Birmingham Barons manager.

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“While Omar Vizquel has not been employed by a Major League organization for some time, we are aware of the allegations and will continue to look into them,” MLB said in a statement, via The Athletic.

The authorities are aware of an incident that happened in Sammamish, Washington in 2016. She told police that Vizquel pushed her during an argument.

This resulted in her falling and suffering an injury to her shin, according to ESPN. She also broke multiple fingernails.

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She later asked the prosecutors to drop the charges against Vizquel. He was charged with a fourth-degree domestic assault from the incident.

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