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Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire arrested for ‘exposure of sexual organs’


Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire was arrested last weekend for “exposure of sexual organs” in Pinellas County, Florida. The Blue Jays train in Dunedin, in Pinellas County.

The arrest occurred on Friday afternoon at a strip mall parking lot, where McGuire was allegedly seen inside an SUV exposing himself. The Blue Jays released the following statement:

The Toronto Blue Jays are aware of the recent police incident involving catcher Reese McGuire. He has been in communication with the Blue Jays and we are working to gather more information. Out of respect for the legal process, neither he nor the club will comment any further at this time.

McGuire, who appeared in 30 games for the Jays last year, is listed as the backup catcher on the Jays’ depth chart. He was ordered to appear in court on March 16.

Mattingly: Marlins sidelined by virus are ‘feeling great’

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Maimi Marlins players sidelined by COVID-19 are all asymptomatic, and some have applied for reinstatement, according to manager Don Mattingly.

The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list last week following an outbreak in Philadelphia that forced seven games to be postponed. The infected players returned to Miami to be quarantined, and will likely need rehab workouts before rejoining the team.

“They feeling great,” Mattingly said. “They all feel like they’re ready to go. There are a lot of guys who have applied for reinstatement. How long that takes, I’m not sure. But they feel like they’re ready to at least get back and start doing something.”

Players on the COVID-19 injury list must be cleared by the MLB joint committee before returning.

Mattingly made his comments before the Marlins’ game against the Blue Jays in Buffalo, where they concluded a season-opening trip that turned into a 23-day marathon because of scheduling changes necessitated by the outbreak.

The team plays at Marlins Park for the first time this season Friday against Atlanta.