For the second time in the past two weeks a Mariners player has been arrested.
First it was Milton Bradley being charged with a felony for allegedly threatening a woman and now TMZ reports that Adam Kennedy was arrested last night in California and charged with a DUI.
According to the report Kennedy, who signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners earlier this month, was stopped by police while driving on a freeway around nine o’clock and has already been released.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters today that it was “unlikely” that Michael Conforto will make the opening roster.
Not shocking given the shoulder surgery he had back in September, but given that he seems to be recovering more quickly than first anticipated, it was worth Alderson’s time to make the announcement. Indeed, back in December it was not expected that he’d see much if any game action at all during spring training, but here he is, playing DH today in the Mets game against the Cardinals.
Conforto missed the last six weeks of the 2017 season with a left shoulder injury and underwent surgery in early September to repair a tear of the posterior capsule in his shoulder. He finished the season batting .279/.384/.555 with 27 home runs and 68 RBI in 440 plate appearances. By the looks of things, he should be back some time in April.