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Sonny Gray has a strained lat, will start the season on the DL


Bad news for the Oakland Athletics: starter Sonny Gray been shut down for three weeks with a “moderate” lat strain. That means Gray will begin the season on the disabled list. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Gray may not pitch until late April.

Tough break for Gray, who was hoping to turn things around in 2017 following a massively disappointing campaign last season in which he posted a 5.69 ERA in 22 starts.

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.