Cubs' Starlin Castro relocates to Arizona

Baseball In wake of Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro's connection to two separate gunfire incidents this offseason in the Dominican Republic, the 24 year-old has decided to move his family to Arizona. "I've got to move," Castro said Friday during the Cubs Fan Convention. "I've got to do something that doesn't create negative things. I'm not that kind of person." In early December, Castro and his family were leaving a concert in Santiago when shots fired left three people injured. Just two weeks later on Dec. 27, Castro was detained at the office of the prosecutor for the city of Monte Cristi to be questioned for his alleged involvement in a

 shooting at a nightclub that injured six people."People tried to say it was me," Castro said. "Wrong place at the wrong time. We don't try to make a problem or have a problem with anybody. We just went out to have fun." It is not the first time Castro has been involved in controversy. In 2012, Castro was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his Chicago home last fall, although charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence. None the less, Cubs management believe Castro's decision to relocated to Arizona to get a head start on preparing for the 2015 season at the Cubs' complex in Mesa is a sign of the youngster's maturity."He made a (significant) step to move to Arizona and start his training early," Cubs president Theo Epstein said during the convention. "I was proud of the way he responded to a difficult situation."Castro batted .292 last year with 14 homers and 65 RBIs in 134 games and made his third All-Star team in five seasons.