Aaron Judge has been one of the best stories of the season so far. He’s a rookie with barely any time under his belt. He smacked 14 homers in his first 33 games and has put up a line of .316/.420/.744 while leading the Yankees to the top of the AL East.
That’s really something, but it still may not be enough to make Judge a household name. Or at least a household face. Even in New York, among Yankees fans, who should probably know better.
Some Yankees fans anyway. Like the ones who found themselves on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last night, face to face with Judge himself. Whether they knew it or not.
Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding
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.