May 2, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Yamaico Navarro (36) turns a double play over St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tyler Greene (27) at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Yamaico Navarro was arrested for DUI on Wednesday night in Indianapolis.
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Yamaico Navarro was arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence in Indianapolis. Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on May 29 after playing 25 games with the Bucs this season. Navarro spent the night of July 4th in jail and was released Thursday morning.
Pirates' General Manager Neal Huntington issued a statement on Navarro's arrest, indicating that the club would discipline the prospect. Via Rob Biertempel of the Tribune-Review:
"We are thankful that this situation did not result in injury to anyone or in damage to any property," Huntington said in a prepared statement. "Navarro will be offered an evaluation and appropriate counseling by the Pittsburgh Pirates in an effort to see that this situation does not occur again."
Navarro had a big night on Tuesday for the Indians, going three for four with a homer and a double. But with the big league club this season, he was just eight for 45 for a .178 batting average and one home run.
The Pirates organization also spent the offseason dealing with the DUI arrest of President Frank Coonelly, who recently agreed to a probationary program to resolve his case.
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