Ricketts hopes Castro’s legal issue resolved soon

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts hopes the sexual assault allegation

against All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro gets settled soon.

Ricketts had little to say Saturday at the Cubs Convention other

than ”we all hope it gets resolved as quickly as possible.”

The 21-year-old Castro released a statement Friday saying he has

cooperated with authorities investigating an allegation that he

sexually assaulted a woman last fall. He has not been charged with

a crime, and police have declined comment. His attorneys have said

the allegations are baseless and a report surfaced that Castro had

spoken with authorities this week after he returned to the United

States.

Castro did not speak to reporters on Friday, and he did not

participate in his scheduled panel discussion on Saturday. He did,

however, attend an autograph session.