ELIZABETH, N.J. — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted former baseball star Lenny Dykstra on drug and other charges.
The indictment handed up Tuesday stems from an altercation in May between Dykstra and an Uber driver that resulted in Dykstra’s arrest.
Dykstra faces charges of each of cocaine and methamphetamine possession, as well as making terroristic threats.
The three-time All-Star has claimed the driver threatened him after Dykstra changed the trip’s destination.
The driver allegedly told police Dykstra held a gun to his head, though no weapon was found.
Dykstra faces an arraignment on a date to be determined. An attorney for Dykstra didn’t immediately return a phone message Wednesday.
Dykstra played 12 seasons with the Phillies and Mets and was a member of the Mets’ 1986 championship team.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal.
Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29, a day after throwing a 96 mph fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and two curveballs that brushed back Carlos Correa.
The Dodgers on Wednesday confirmed the reduced penalty.
Kelly went on the 10-day injured list retroactive to last Sunday with right shoulder inflammation. He will serve his suspension when he returns.
After striking out Corea, Kelly curled his lip into a pouting expression and exchanged words with the shortstop.
Benches cleared after Kelly’s actions during the sixth inning of Los Angeles’ 5-2 win at Houston in the teams’ first meeting since it was revealed the Astros stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts served his one-game suspension the same day the penalty was handed down. Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined an undisclosed amount.
Kelly denied that he purposely threw at the Astros. He has previously been suspended in his career for throwing at a batter.
The penalties were imposed by former pitcher Chris Young, MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations, who issued his first ruling since taking over the job from Joe Torre.