New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was arrested this morning around 2:30 a.m. in Tampa with a blood-alcohol level of .128 and .125 in two different readings.
The local police said Pineda was seen on North Dale Mabry Highway “weaving” in an out of traffic and speeding.
“I could smell a distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, and his speech was slurred,” a police officer reportedly wrote about Pineda. The right-handed hurler also “had a fixed gaze and his eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy,” according to the report.
According to 10 News, the arrest occurred “shortly after 3 a.m.”
“No comment at this time,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said in an e-mail.
An All-Star in his rookie season last year with the Seattle Mariners, Pineda was traded to the Yankees earlier this year. Yankees catching prospect Jesus Montero was the main piece sent to Seattle.