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Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas accused of reckless driving
PHOENIX (AP) Authorities say Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas has been accused of reckless driving and criminal speeding after his car was clocked at 105 mph on a metro Phoenix freeway.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say troopers pulled over the 27-year-old Tomas around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
He was booked into the downtown Phoenix jail and his Mercedes coupe was impounded.
Authorities say Tomas could be facing up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500 on the criminal speeding charge while a reckless driving charge could lead to a suspended license.
"We are very disappointed to learn of this news," the Diamondbacks said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon. "We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter."
Tomas hit 31 home runs in 140 games in 2016, but only played 47 games last season due to injury.
Updated January 18, 2018