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Cardinals’ Stephen Piscotty, Dexter Fowler exit Thursday’s game with injuries

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The Cardinals lost a pair of outfielders, at least temporarily, as both exited Thursday’s game against the Brewers with injuries. Per Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports, Piscotty strained his left hamstring running out a ground out and Fowler strained his shoulder during a diving catch attempt.

The Cardinals should provide updates on both players either during the game or shortly after it concludes. Piscotty was 0-for-2 and Fowler was 1-for-2 with a two-run triple. Greg Garcia replaced Fowler in the leadoff spot, playing shortstop and Jose Martinez replaced Piscotty in the second spot in the lineup, playing right field. Aldmys Diaz moved from shortstop to left field and Randal Grichuk moved from left field to center field.

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.