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ROCKIES PITCHER CHARGED WITH DUI IN TAMPA

A major-league pitcher was arrested in Tampa early Monday on a drunken-driving charge.

Luis Vizcaino, 34, a relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies who lives in St. Petersburg, was driving a red 2009 Cadillac CTS when he was clocked going 71 mph in a 45 mph zone on N Dale Mabry Highway at 1:31 a.m., according to Tampa police.

The officer noticed Vizcaino had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol, police said. Vizcaino failed a field sobriety test, and a breath test showed his alcohol level at 0.084 and 0.087, according to police.

Vizcaino was charged with driving under the influence.

The Rockies said they were "extremely disappointed" and have been in contact with the player and his representatives.

"We understand that they are working through the issues with local authorities and that Luis clearly understands the seriousness of the situation," the team said.

Born in the Dominican Republic, the right-hander was signed as an amateur free agent by the Oakland Athletics in 1994 and has appeared in 528 games over 10 seasons in the majors. He pitched in 43 games for Colorado this season, posting a 5.28 ERA in 46 innings.

RANDOLPH DENIES offer: Former Mets manager Willie Randolph refuted a weekend report in Newsday that said he declined a chance to join the Nationals staff as bench coach or third-base coach.

"There are (stories) out there that I turned down the Washington (third-base) coaching job," Randolph said, according to the New York Post. "That's not true. (General manager) Jim (Bowden) and I spoke and he knew that I was looking for an opportunity to manage and he said he would get back to me. It was never offered, so there was nothing to turn down."

Randolph, former Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly and former Athletics manager Ken Macha are the finalists in Milwaukee to succeed interim manager Dale Sveum.

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