DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Toronto Blue Jays catcher catcher Reese McGuire is facing an indecent exposure charge in Florida.
TMZ Sports reports that Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies were called to a parking lot to investigate a report of a man exposing himself.
Police say they arrested the 24-year-old. and booked him for misdemeanor "exposure of sexual organs".
"He has been in communication with the Blue Jays and we are working to gather more information", the statement said. He is expected to appear at the Criminal Court Complex on March 16 in Clearwater.
Last season, he played in 30 games.
According to the report, McGuire will be in Florida for several more months as he completes spring training.
The franchise released a statement on social media on Wednesday, February 12 to acknowledge the legal issue.
McGuire was selected by Pittsburgh in the 2013 MLB Draft as the 14th pick overall. He was acquired by the Blue Jays along with pitcher Francisco Liriano and outfielder Harold Ramirez in an August 2016 trade with the Pirates in exchange for pitcher Drew Hutchison. The left-handed hitter batted.299 with five homers and a.872 OPS.