Mitch Moreland rejoins Rangers lineup, but Michael Young sits out with back injury

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Mitch Moreland returns to the Rangers’ lineup tonight after missing three games following oral surgery for an abscessed tooth, but Michael Young will be on the bench with a back injury.

Moreland is set to play Young’s usual spot, designated hitter, while Brandon Snyder is getting the start at first base.

Young exited last night’s game with lower back stiffness, but there’s no indication that the Rangers think he’ll miss significant time. He missed just three games in 2011 and five games in 2010.

Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

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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.