Rangers’ Jeffress Still Out as MLB Looks at DWI Arrest

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Dallas County | NBC 5 News

Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress was away from the team for a second day Saturday as Major League Baseball looked into the pitcher's arrest on a drunken driving charge.

Thad Levine, the team's assistant general manager, said the players' association was working closely with the commissioner's office, along with Jeffress and his agent, to "determine a best course of action moving forward." Levine said he didn't know the timeframe for a resolution.

The 28-year-old Jeffress was put on MLB's restricted list Friday. Online records for the Dallas County jail show he was booked around 5:15 a.m. Friday on a driving while intoxicated charge. He's free on a $500 bond.

Jeffress was twice suspended while in the minor leagues for violating drug rules, the last for 100 games in 2009.

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