Byron Buxton leaves game after crashing into the outfield wall

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The Twins are hot right now. And, while outfielder Byron Buxton‘s numbers have been pretty bad all year, he had just started to come around a bit, collecting hits in his last three games and hitting the ball a bit harder than he had been. There’s always been hope that he’d break out. Maybe it’s happening now?

If so, it may be derailed for a time, as he was pulled from this afternoon’s game against the A’s after crashing into the outfield wall in the sixth inning. And it wasn’t his first time hitting the wall in this game. It seems to have been calling him.

Updates on his condition when available.


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.