Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning for driving while intoxicated, according to Dallas County jail records,
WFAA.com first reported that Jeffress had been arrested.
Jeffress was jailed at 5:13 a.m. and no bail has been set at this time. The Rangers have placed him on the Major League Baseball restricted list ahead of Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
“The Rangers are certainly disappointed in Jeremy's actions of early this morning,” president Jon Daniels said. “We have been in touch with Jeremy's representatives and Major League Baseball, and are continuing to work through this situation and gather more information.”
Jeffress, 28, was traded to the Rangers along with All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy on Aug. 1. He last made an appearance with Texas on Aug. 23, pitching one inning and giving up one earned run in a 3–0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
For the season, Jeffress is 2–2 with a 2.52 ERA, 27 saves, 41 strikeouts in 53.2 innings pitched.
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