Catcher apologizes to team; hearing on Thursday

Updated: August 30, 2003, 8:06 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Backup catcher Ramon Castro rejoined the Florida Marlins and declared his innocence Saturday, two days after he was arrested and charged with raping a woman in his hotel room.

Castro, who was available for Saturday night's game against the Montreal Expos, gave a brief statement but refused to answer questions.

"I just want to say I apologize to the team, the organization, especially my teammates, and my family," he said. "And that's all I have to say. And I'm innocent."

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