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Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra indicted for drugs, threats

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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.

Royals, Alex Gordon close to contract agreement

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MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to an agreement on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but the Royals could make it official within the next few days.

Gordon, who turns 36 years old next month, hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI over 633 plate appearances with the Royals this past season. His offense has waned, owning an adjusted OPS of 84 since 2016 (100 is average), but he still plays decent defense.

Gordon has spent all 13 years of his major league career with the Royals. With the club in a rebuilding phase, he will serve as the clubhouse leader and be a mentor to younger players on the roster.