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['hate to post this, but...] Vicente Padilla arrested for drunken driving on July 7th

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Rangers pitcher Padilla arrested for drunken driving; Rangers will "reserve judgment"

 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers said they would "reserve judgment" on the drunken driving arrest of pitcher Vicente Padilla, who will continue to play until his case is resolved.

 

Padilla was arrested July 7 in Dallas County, according to court records. He has made four starts since, winning two, and is scheduled to take the mound Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

 

"After consultation with MLB, and recognizing it is an open criminal matter, the organization will reserve judgment until such time as that process concludes," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement.

 

Daniels first heard about the arrest Monday, according to newspaper reports.

 

"The Rangers absolutely do not condone drinking and driving and take the issue very seriously," he told The Dallas Morning News. "I'm working to understand the facts and can't address the situation appropriately until then."

 

Padilla was pulled over after a Dallas police officer spotted him running a red light and driving erratically, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

 

Padilla does not normally speak with the media. Ron Conover, his attorney, did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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The article that was in the DMN a few days ago said his attorney said he was under the legal limit.

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