Nearly a month ago Ichiro Suzuki and the Yankees were said to be close to a new contract and five days ago the deal was reportedly completed at $12 million for two years, yet he remains unsigned.
Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York spoke to a source who says the two sides are “almost there” but there’s “some language being worked out” before it can become official.
Suzuki hasn’t taken a physical exam yet, which will be needed before anything can be announced.
It’ll get done, but it might get done six weeks after it was supposedly “done.”
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.