On October 27, Luis Vizcaino, pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested for driving under the influence, according to police. Later that day, the 34-year-old reliever was released on bail.
According to police, he was traveling at a rate of 71 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. Police say that upon pulling him over, they noticed that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and they detected the odor of alcohol. His blood-alcohol content was measured at just over the legal limit.
The Rockies said they were “extremely disappointed” and that Vizcaino was working it out with the authorities and that he “clearly understands the seriousness of the situation.”
Vizcaino, a resident of Florida, was 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA this past season.