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May The Fourth Be With You


This may be the slowest baseball news day of the season so far.

We have some minor disabled list moves — Nate Jones of the White Sox is going on the DL with a bum elbow and Sean Doolittle of the Athletics hit the DL last night with a bum pec — but not much else. A rainout for this afternoon’s Tigers-Indians game. The Reds-Pirates game is currently delayed. They’re saying they’re going to get the Cards-Brewers game in, but I sort of doubt it. If it keeps on rainin’ in St. Louis the levee’s gonna break. Or something.

So, we have a choice. I can start ranting about politics like I am over at my personal blog or I can post some nonsense. A show of hands please.

Dang. A show of hands would’ve sufficed. You don’t have to throw rocks with “stick to sports” written on them in blood at me. I get it. Nonsense it is.

Today is May the Fourth. So, May the Fourth Be With You.


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.