Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Tampa Bay, Florida early on Monday morning. According to police reports, the 23-year-old right-handed pitcher was speeding/weaving without his headlights on and had a blood-alcohol level of .128.
Via the New York Post:
The burly Pineda, 23, "had a fixed gaze and his eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy," a Tampa police officer wrote after pulling the 23-year-old hurler over at 2:35 a.m. on North Dale Mabry Highway.
"I could smell a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, and his speech was slurred," the cop wrote about Pineda.
He was released sometime before noon on Monday when he posted $500 bail.
Acquired this past offseason in a trade with the Seattle Mariners, Pineda arrived at spring training over weight and was ultimately lost for the season due to a torn labrum. He is living in Tampa Bay while undergoing rehab for the injury.
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