TAMPA — Injured New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was arrested early Monday on a drunken driving charge.
Pineda, 23, was arrested by Tampa police shortly after 3 a.m. at Manhattan Avenue and Spruce Street, according to Hillsborough County jail records.
A police officer spotted Pineda's sport utility vehicle headed south on Dale Mabry Highway with no headlights, according to a Tampa police arrest report. The SUV then traveled west on Boy Scout Boulevard at a high rate of speed before turning south on West Shore Boulevard.
The officer pulled over Pineda and said the Yankees pitcher had "bloodshot" and "glassy" eyes, slurred speech and the smell of alcohol on his breath.
In two tests, his blood-alcohol level was .128 and .125 percent records show. The state presumes impairment at .08.
He was released Monday on the misdemeanor charge after posting $500 bail.
Pineda went to the Yankees in the offseason trade that sent catcher Jesus Montero to Seattle. Pineda remained in Tampa at the Yankees' spring training facility after hurting his shoulder in March.
The right-hander has not pitched in a game this season.