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Corey Hart retires as a Milwaukee Brewer


Corey Hart hasn’t played since June 21, 2015 after a series of knee injuries sapped his effectiveness and pushed him out of the game. At the time he was with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2014 he played for the Mariners.

His career, however, was defined by the nine seasons he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, where he hit .276/.334/.491 and was a two-time All-Star. He didn’t have a formal retirement ceremony back in 2015 — he just told his agent to stop taking calls from teams — but he’s getting one now.

The Brewers are honoring Hart with induction into (onto?) their “Wall of Honor.” He’s getting a plaque commemorating his career permanently installed at Miller Park and he’s being honored him with a pregame ceremony prior to that night’s contest against the Miami Marlins. Oh, and he’s signing one of those one-day contracts so he can officially retire as a Brewer:

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.