Former big-league manager and current Arizona hitting coach Don Baylor was taken to a Milwaukee hospital as a precaution after fainting Friday and is expected to remain there overnight.
An initial EKG reportedly showed no abnormalities, and a CT scan was scheduled. Still, there’s some optimism that Baylor will be in the dugout for Saturday’s Game 1 against the Brewers.
According to GM Kevin Towers, Baylor had just gotten up from eating breakfast and felt lightheaded before losing consciousness.
Baylor, 61, is in his first year as the Diamondbacks’ hitting coach after being let go by the Rockies following the 2010 season. He managed the Rockies from 1993-98 and the Cubs from 2000-02, compiling a 627-689 record in nine years. Baylor also played 19 seasons in the majors and was the AL MVP in 1979.
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.