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Padres claim Zach Lee off waivers from the Mariners

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The Padres announced on Tuesday that the club claimed pitcher Zach Lee off waivers from the Mariners.

Lee, 25, was traded by the Dodgers to the Mariners back in June for Chris Taylor. Between Triple-A Oklahoma City (Dodgers) and Tacoma (Mariners), Lee compiled an ugly 6.14 ERA with a 107/39 K/BB ratio in 148 innings.

Padres executive Logan White was with the Dodgers when the club selected Lee in the first round (28th overall) of the 2010 draft, which might have contributed to the Padres’ decision to claim Lee. The right-hander¬†figures to serve as pitching depth in the Padres organization.

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.