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2 Former MLB Players Reportedly Linked To Drug Ring

Octavio Dotel delivers a pitch for the Detroit Tigers.

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 10: Octavio Dotel #20 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park on April 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 8-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Former MLB players Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo have been linked to an alleged drug ring in the Dominican Republic, according to multiple reports.

Dotel and Castillo are allegedly part of a drug trafficking network headed by kingpin César Emilio Peralta, per Diario Libre.

The new regarding the longtime ballplayers is part of what the office of Jean Alain Rodriguez, the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, has called the “largest operation against organized crime” in the country.

ESPN's Marly Rivera had some of the details.

Details are scarce regarding just what Castillo and Dotel were specifically involved in, but it doesn't seem great they've been caught up in this.

Dotel played for a whopping 13 franchises in a 15-year career from 1999-2013. A standout reliever, he won a World Series in 2011 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and appeared in the Fall Classic again the following year with the Detroit Tigers.

Castillo, a second baseman, was a three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove during his own 15-year career, which spanned from 1996-2010. Castillo played a key role on the Florida Marlins' 2003 World Series-winning team and also appeared in 75 regular season games during the team's 1997 title-winning season.

Stay tuned for further details on this investigation.