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Brennan Boesch retires


Outfielder Brennan Boesch has retired, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Boesch wasn’t able to procure a contract this spring and will instead call it quits after spending parts of six seasons in the majors with the Tigers, Reds, Angels, Yankees, and Red Sox.

Boesch, 31, spent his time in the minors with the Red Sox last season and hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2015. In the majors, he hit .250/.303/.400 with 48 home runs and 195 RBI in 1,713 plate appearances. His best year came in 2011, when he had a .799 OPS in 115 games.

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.