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Miguel Cabrera left last night’s WBC game with back tightness


Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left last night’s World Baseball Classic game between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic with back discomfort. Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel — who, as the Detroit Tigers first base coach, has more than a temporary interest in Cabrera’s health — said the move was precautionary.

Cabrera could be seen grimacing as he fouled off a pitch. Watch:

Cabrera will likely be OK, but you can imagine Brad Ausmus and the folks back in Lakeland would be happy to see Venezuela make a quick exit from WBC play.

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.