The title kind of said it all, but that was Jones’ quote after today’s game against the Mets: “I will be shocked if he doesn’t break camp with us.”
Everyone who has watched his two games against the Mets so far is raving. He’s hit the ball hard. He scored from second base on an infield grounder today. Spring training stats mean close to nothing, but if you believe in such things he’s got a single a double and three walks in six plate appearances.
For what it’s worth, Ed Price of AOL tweets that the last 20 year-old to get 400 plate appearances after playing in 50 or fewer games above A-ball: fellow by the name of Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989.
KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.
The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.
A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”
Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.