Vasquez, 24, was interviewed Thursday by KRIS 6 News about the incident which took place when he played for the Corpus Christi Hooks, a minor-league affiliate of the Houston Astros.
"I'm actually married, and not with the woman with whom the incident occurred", Vasquez said.
"I also realize that scenes from this incident were powerful", he said. Perez didn't want to press charges at the time, which she said she now regrets.
"This incident happened nearly two years ago", Vasquez said.
The woman on the receiving end of a beating by her former boyfriend regrets not filing charges against him after watching surveillance footage of the incident, released to the public early this week.
"Now, when I watch the video, I remember things and I say: 'How could this have happened, why did I not do anything, why did I not react?'""He wronged me, and at the time I forgave him, but if I had the knowledge I have now, I would have made a different decision". They broke up a few months later, but Perez refused to work with investigators on pressing charges against Vasquez, leaving authorities no option but to eventually drop the case after Vasquez completed a behavior modification program.
Perez said she hopes that God forgives Vasquez and that he has changed for the sake of his wife.
As for Perez, she looked back on the footage and drew a lesson from it. Today, I ask for forgiveness and want to show that this will not happen again. Vasquez later joined the Lancaster Barnstormers, an independent minor-league team in Pennsylvania. "That's why you always have to maintain respect, values [and] communication in a relationship". "I know that stronger comments come and I leave everything in God's hand". "She has supported me throughout all of this and has been there for me unconditionally the whole way".
In the statement, Lancaster Barnstormers manager Ross Peeples said there was no choice but to release Vasquez.