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Former Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program.
The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty Thursday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.
Grace was arrested last August in Scottsdale - his second drunken driving arrest in 15 months - and could have faced more than three years in prison. He had pleaded not guilty in October to four felony counts of aggravated DUI and was scheduled to go on trial March 19.
The Diamondbacks fired him as their analyst after the August arrest but later invited him to participate in a fantasy camp.
A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman says the jail sentence begins Feb. 10. Grace must also serve two years of probation.
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Retired MLB first basemen Mark Grace avoided a lengthy prison sentence by pleading guilty to DUI and endangerment on Thursday. The judge imposed Grace to serve four months in work-release jail time and remain under supervised probation for three years. Also, an interlock device must be installed in Grace's vehicle for at least six months and Grace will need permission to travel...
Bad news concerning Carlos Marmol:
According to a report in the Domincan Republic, Cubs closer Carlos Marmol is being accused of Domestic Violence.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) January 31, 2013
More on this as it develops, but if true this could be a hairy situation. I've been debating whether or not to throw a control issues joke in here, but decided against it.
Is there a chance that the Mets could check in on Cubs centerfielder Tony Campana? With Scott Hairston joining a crowded outfield situation in Chicago, Campana seems to be the odd man out now. Given the latest on the Michael Bourn front it seems unlikely that the Mets will sign him so why not go after Campana and add some speed and defense to the team via that route...
A woman in Carlos Marmal's native Dominican Republic has accused the Chicago Cubs' reliever of abusing her. Marmol has denied the allegations and filed a counter claim against her. Marmol has not yet been charged with a crime.
The Chicago Tribune relayed the story from ListinDiario.com. Marmol and his attorney, Nelson Pimentel say that the woman in question has...
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The Justin Upton trade suddenly looks better for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The D-Backs locked up infielder/outfielder Martin Prado on Thursday, signing him to a four-year contract.
The deal, which was announced by the team, is for $40 million, according to a major-league source.
Prado, 29, was the most significant piece that the Diamondbacks acquired for Upton in a seven-player...
The Chicago Cubs have invited 22 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Tuesday, February 12 when pitchers and catchers hold their first formal workout in Mesa, Ariz. Position players are invited to report to camp Saturday, February 16 with the team’s first full squad workout Sunday, February 17.
The following 11 pitchers have been invited to major league...
Yesterday, the baseball world was rocked by yet another steroid scandal in baseball. Okay, maybe the baseball world was not rocked, as steroids have been a part of baseball since the early 1990s (if not well before) and will be for many years to come. The Miami based “anti-aging clinic”, which has been nicknamed the East Coast Balco, supplied steroids to athletes from all sports...
Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy.
Edwin Jackson was an interesting case for the Washington Nationals in 2012. Signed...
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have signed infielder/outfielder Martin Prado to a four-year contract Thursday, one week after they acquired him as part of the haul for outfielder Justin Upton. The deal is worth $40 million, according to a FOX Sports report. Prado, 29, was in his final year of arbitration eligibility and could've become a free agent after the 2013...
The Chicago White Sox have claimed Lars Anderson off waivers after the first baseman was cut by the Arizona Diamondbacks last month.
The 25-year-old Anderson played six games for Boston last year and went 1 for 8. He hit .250 with nine homers and 59 RBIs in 111 games for Triple-A Pawtucket and Columbus.
Anderson was traded to Cleveland on July 31, and the Indians sent him to Arizona...