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Former MLB outfielder Lenny Dykstra was indicted February 11, 2019 9:24 PM

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by a New Jersey grand jury Wednesday on counts of cocaine possession Kyle Schwarber Jersey , methamphetamine possession and making terroristic threats.TMZ Sports reported the three charges are related to a May arrest for allegedly threatening an Uber driver and that each carries a potential sentence of three to five years in prison if he's convicted.The driver alleged Dykstra pulled out a gun and pointed it at his head after he refused to change the destination of the trip, per TMZ. Although police didn't find a firearm upon arriving at the scene, they did find him in possession of cocaine, marijuana and MDMA.Matthew Blit, the 55-year-old's attorney, provided a statement to TMZ following Wednesday's indictment."A grand jury will indict a ham sandwich," he said. "The evidence in this case overwhelmingly confirms Lenny is innocent."Dykstra spent 12 seasons in MLB split between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. He earned three All-Star Game selections and won the 1986 World Series with the Mets.In May 2012, he received a three-year prison sentence for grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement. He was also sentenced to six-and-a-half months in prison for hiding items, including baseball memorabilia, that were supposed to become part of his bankruptcy filing.He was released from prison in June 2013. BALTIMORE (AP) — A season filled with losses and farewells ended for the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday with an informal sendoff for five-time All-Star Adam Jones, another veteran who seemingly has no place on a rebuilding team in the process of a major reboot.Although the endless string of defeats has mercifully ended, the goodbyes will likely extend into the offseason.“Now that the season is over http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-kerry-wood-jersey ,” Jones said, “the next chapter starts.”The 33-year-old was talking about his status as a pending free agent, but the sentiment applies to the Orioles.The status of manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette remains up in the air, and the rookie-filled roster that struggled through September is sure to change.Halfway into the worst season in Orioles history, Duquette began the overhaul by trading Manny Machado, Zach Britton, Jonathan Schoop, Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day and Brad Brach for 15 minor league prospects and International signing bonus slot money.A team-record 15 players made their major league debut this season, and all that inexperience was one of many reasons why Baltimore finished 47-115, 61 games behind AL East champion Boston.There’s no telling when the rebuild will begin to yield victories.“You don’t put a timetable on it. You try to do it as fast as you can,” Showalter said. “But you’ve got to do it with your nose down Kris Bryant Jersey , and grind each day. You might be surprised where you stand when those days are behind you.”Some things to know about the Orioles as they head into an important offseason:NEVER SAW IT COMINGPerhaps the most depressing aspect of the season is that the Orioles thought they would be contenders.The addition of starters Alex Cobb and Andrew Cashner, along with a power-laden lineup led by Machado and Schoop, led to unfulfilled optimism.Baltimore opened 5-14 and was 8-20 by the end of April.“We got on a losing roll and it kind of snowballed,” pitcher Dylan Bundy said. “Then May came and it wasn’t any better. Around the First of May I realized it wasn’t going to be the year we thought it was, the year we hoped for or the year we planned for in the spring.”DAVIS A DUDFirst baseman Chris Davis, like the Orioles, had a historically awful season.He batted .168, worst average by a qualifier in major league history, and struck out 192 times in 128 games.The former slugger is in the midst of a $161 contract that extends through 2022. That makes him tough to trade and leaves the Orioles little option but to hope he finds his stroke.PATIENCE REQUIREDThe Astros won the World Series last year after going through a similar rebuild. The key, says Astros manager A.J. Hinch, is that you can’t rush it.“Patience is always key,” Hinch said. “Finding great players is paramount http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-addison-russell-jersey , and continuing to form their plan, develop their plan and execute it.“I know what it feels like when it works, and it’s worth it. But it can reach some tough moments while you’re trying to evaluate players, while you’re trying to rebuild it.”RAY OF HOPEOrioles catcher Caleb Joseph watched a bunch of rookies come up from the minors and was encouraged by their potential.“There’s some young talent in this clubhouse, and if you get everybody on the same page and start working towards our specific goal you can grow a nice little franchise here with the talent that we have,” Joseph said.Example: Rookie right-hander David Hess went 3-10, but in his final outing he pitched seven innings of three-hit ball against Houston.“I think the experience in itself goes a really long way,” Hess said. “You always hear coming up that you can’t really mimic the big leagues at any other level. That definitely proved true.”


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