Utlityman Yamaico Navarro arrested for DUI

Utlityman Yamaico Navarro arrested for DUI

Utlityman Yamaico Navarro arrested for DUI
PITTSBURGH -- Yamaico Navarro, a utilityman with the Pirates for the first two months of the season, spent Wednesday night in an Indianapolis jail after being arrested for driving under the influence.

In a joint statement issued Thursday evening, the Pirates and their Triple-A affiliate both indicated Navarro will face discipline.

Neal Huntington and Cal Burleson, general managers of the Pirates and Indians, respectively, issued this joint statement:

"The Indianapolis Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates regret that Yamaico Navarro was arrested for driving under the influence in Indianapolis on Wednesday night. We are thankful that this situation did not result in injury to anyone or in damage to any property. Yamaico Navarro has spent one night in jail, and will be disciplined upon his release. The Pirates are currently working through the process of that discipline. Yamaico Navarro will be offered an evaluation and appropriate counseling by the Pittsburgh Pirates in an effort to see that this situation does not occur again."

Since being optioned to Indianapolis, Navarro has hit .286 in 30 games divided among six different positions.

In 25 games with the Pirates, the 24-year-old Dominican native batted .178, with a home run and four RBIs in 45 at-bats.