Ambiorix Burgos faces charges

Updated: August 29, 2010, 2:47 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Police have charged former major league pitcher Ambiorix Burgos with kidnapping and attempted murder after his ex-wife said she was forced to eat rat poison.

Judge Freddy Frias ordered Burgos on Saturday to remain in jail for three months while prosecutors prepare the case.

The 26-year-old is suspected of kidnapping Dilenia Reynoso on Thursday from a prosecutor's home where she was hiding after allegedly receiving death threats from him.

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