After Mitre’s sentencing on Thursday, it seems that at the very least some form of justice will be done; the former pitcher will be locked away for 40-to-60 years.
Currently 40 years old, this likely equates to a life sentence.
Of course, there is no justice for what Mitre has been convicted of.
Still active in the Mexican Baseball League long after his MLB career had ended, Mitre was accused in 2020 of the rape and murder of his 22-month-old stepdaughter, the child of a now-former partner.
The child was determined to have died due to renal failure brought on by the shock of Mitre’s actions, and he was deemed responsible by a court of law this week.
Former Yankees pitcher Sergio Mitre was found guilty of rape, murder.
You may remember Mitre from the 2009-2010 Yankees, and he also made a brief cameo on the 2011 team, his final season in the major leagues.
We recommend, though, that you strike this memory now. That you do your best to no longer remember him.
We will not be rehashing or recirculating statistics. We will not be belittling the monster he has become, and possibly always was, by attaching mementoes of the diamond to this tragic tale of a young girl we’ve lost.
Mitre will spend 40-to-60 years in prison, if he is lucky. It is fair to examine the case, sigh, and be the smallest bit glad that at least he will face some sort of retribution.
Again, though, it is impossible to reconcile a prison sentence of any length with what the court has now confirmed that Mitre is responsible for. What’s done is done, and now this despicable chapter has closed — not with a satisfying ending, but with a necessary one.