Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning for driving while intoxicated, according to Dallas County jail records,
WFAA.com first reported that Jeffress had been arrested.
Jeffress was jailed at 5:13 a.m. and no bail has been set at this time.
“The Texas Rangers are aware of the situation involving Jeremy Jeffress that took place early this morning,” the team said in a statement. “At this time, we are in the process of gathering information and have no further comment.”
Jeffress, 28, was traded to the Rangers along with All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy on Aug. 1. He last made an appearance with Texas on Aug. 23, pitching one inning and giving up one earned run in a 3–0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
For the season, Jeffress is 2–2 with a 2.52 ERA, 27 saves, 41 strikeouts in 53.2 innings pitched.
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