Ex-Cubs Pitcher Sergio Mitre Convicted of Murdering Infant

Ex-Cub Sergio Mitre convicted of murdering infant originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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.

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