Former Cubs pitcher Sergio Mitre was convicted in Mexico this week for the murder of the 22-month-old daughter of his then-girlfriend.
Mitre, who pitched for the Cubs from 2003-05, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the July 2020 attack.
According to a report from Mexican magazine Proceso, an autopsy revealed the infant died as a result of hypovolemic shock — severe loss of body fluid — and fracture in the base of the skull. She was rushed to the hospital, where she died of her injuries.
Mitre was previously accused of rape and domestic violence.
Mitre, a Los Angeles native, was drafted by the Cubs out of San Diego City College in the seventh round in 2001. He spent eight seasons in the big leagues in a career ending in 2011.