Sunday, August 4, 2013

Reds minor league player arrested and charged with assaulting government official

Reds minor league pitcher Daniel Tuttle has found himself in trouble, again.

On Friday, Tuttle was arrested in Randolph County, N.C. and charged with four counts of assault on a government official, and one count each of second degree trespassing, assault on a government official inflicting serious injury, and attempting to break and enter.

The 22-year-old is currently being held in jail on $100,000 bond.

Aside from his personal life, Tuttle's professional career appears to be in disarray, too. In May, Major League Baseball suspended Tuttle for 100 games after a third violation of the league's drug abuse policy. Tuttle was previously suspended for 50 games due to a second violation in July 2011.

The North Carolina native has not pitched since the 2012 season with Single-A Dayton.

Tuttle was selected in the 5th round of the 2009 MLB Draft and was once considered a promising right-handed pitching prospect in the Reds farm system.

Now, it looks unlikely he will ever throw a pitch in the Cincinnati organization ever again, assuming the franchise does the right thing and cuts ties with him.

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