Ichiro broke a record yesterday that I doubt many of us have ever really thought of. At least I haven’t. The record: most hits by a player born outside of the United States.
Ichiro went 2-for-3 against the Cardinals yesterday and now has 3,054 in his major league career. The first hit tied him with Rod Carew, who was born in Panama, and the second one put him past the Hall of Famer.
Ichiro had 1,278 hits in Japan as well, making him baseball’s unofficial Hit King.
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.