Ex-Met reliever in more legal trouble

Former Mets reliever Ambiorix Burgos has more legal issues in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican newspaper Listin Diario reports Burgos, 26, was charged with attempted murder and kidnapping and is accused of trying to poison his ex-wife.

Authorities say Burgos drugged his ex-wife with rat poison. She was found semi-conscious and dizzy and later hospitalized. Burgos was reportedly caught en route to Santo Domingo in his white Hummer with his ex-wife in the car. The ex-wife had been hiding in the district attorney's home in Nagua, D.R., because of alleged threats on her life.

Spanish speakers can read the original account here.

Burgos, who was acquired by the Mets from the Kansas City Royals for Brian Bannister, last appeared in the majors in 2007.

He had been sentenced to nine months in jail in New York in April 2009 for a domestic incident in a hotel near Shea Stadium involving another woman. That incident occurred in September 2008. About the same time, he was accused in the Dominican Republic of running over and killing two women with a vehicle and then fleeing the scene.