Los Angeles Dodgers all-star Yasiel Puig has been arrested for the second time this year.
The 23-year-old rookie outfielder was booked Saturday morning on a reckless driving charge after he was caught going 177 km/h in his 2013 Mercedes along Interstate 75 near Naples, Fla., according to a Naples Daily News report.
In April, ESPN.com reported that Puig was arrested and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Puig defected from Cuba in 2012 and signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers. He made his Major League Baseball debut on June 3, 2013.
Puig finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting after batting .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs in 104 games.
FELIZ THE CLOSER
The Texas Rangers will likely return right-hander Neftali Feliz to his old role as closer, according to MLB.com.
Righty Joe Nathan closed games for the Rangers the past two seasons, but signed a free-agent deal with the Detroit Tigers earlier in the offseason.
Feliz served as the Rangers' closer in their World Series seasons in 2010 and '11, racking up 72 saves. However, he was moved to the rotation after Texas picked up Nathan in 2012. After just seven starts, though, Feliz injured his throwing elbow and had Tommy John surgery.
Feliz, 25, returned in September and threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings.
If Feliz is not healthy, the Rangers may opt to go with setup man Tanner Scheppers or former Kansas City Royals all-star closer Joakim Soria.
PADRES SIGN BENOIT
The San Diego Padres officially announced a two-year, $15.5 million deal with 36-year-old relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit on Saturday.
Benoit finished his last of three years in Detroit with a 2.01 ERA and 24 saves in 2013.
He’s entering his 13th major-leagues season.
"He's obviously a late bloomer,” Padres general manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com. “He's had four good years in a row. Relievers hold up through advanced age, hopefully he can continue.
“He has a fastball and a devastating change. He doesn't rely on his fastball to get his outs. He pitches to both sides of the plate. That was one of the things that made him attractive to us."
Benoit will likely act as setup man for current Padres closer Huston Street.
The move also gives San Diego insurance should Street land on the disabled list for the second year running.