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.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo suffered what appeared to be an awful injury during Sunday’s game against the Pirates, twisting his ankle while attempting to field a bunt. An MRI revealed that he has a lateral sprain of his right ankle, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rizzo will wear a walking boot for five to seven days before being reevaluated.
Given that there are only two weeks left in the regular season, it seems doubtful Rizzo would be able to return to aid the Cubs’ NL Wild Card chase. The club entered Monday leading the second Wild Card by a game over the Brewers.
Rizzo, 30, is batting .289/.404/.516 with 26 home runs, 93 RBI, and 88 runs scored in 592 plate appearances on the year. Victor Caratini started at first base for Monday’s game against the Reds. The Cubs may also use Ian Happ, Willson Contreras, and Jonathan Lucroy at first base while Rizzo is out.