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MLB veterans Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo arrested on drug trafficking charges

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MLB veterans Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo arrested on drug trafficking charges

Former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel has reportedly been arrested in the Dominican Republic for involvement in narcotics and organized crime. Luis Castillo, another MLB vet, is also reportedly involved in the operation.

Dotel and Castillo have been linked to narcotics trafficking and money laundering, linked to alleged drug kingpin César Emilio Peralta. There has been no official word yet on how involved the ex-players were in the network. Dominican Republic attorney general Jean Alain Rodriguez called it the "largest operation against organized crime" in the country, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN.

Both players are native to the Dominican Republic. Octavio Dotel played in the MLB from 1999 to 2013, including a stint on the Chicago White Sox in ’08 and ’09. Luis Castillo played second base in the MLB from 1996 to 2010, unrelated to the Cincinnati Reds pitcher of the same name.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Chuck Garfien on Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Chuck Garfien on Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox

SportsTalk Live is at the United Center for Blackhawks Authentic Fan Night. David Haugh, Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott King join Kap on the panel.

0:00 - The Blackhawks look to get back in the win column with the Lightning in town.

5:00 - Chuck Garfien joins Kap to talk about Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox. How much will this help the Sox sign more free agents? Plus the panel discusses how much this improves Willson Contreras' trade value as the Cubs reportedly shop him.

17:00 - Chase Daniel said Mitch Trubisky looked great in practice. Will that translate to the game on Sunday?

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White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox sign Yasmani Freakin' Grandal

White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox sign Yasmani Freakin' Grandal

The White Sox got the Hot Stove off to a scorching start with the surprise signing of switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal.

-How big of a deal is this? (1:30)

-Could the Grandal signing help sign other free agents? (8:20)

-Rick Hahn speaks about the signing (13:00)

-Grandal talks about why he signed with the White Sox (16:00)

-What does this mean for James McCann? (17:50)

-Flu-ridden Ryan McGuffey calls in from his sick bed to share his thoughts on Grandal (25:00) and more.

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