ANAHEIM, CA (AP) – Torii Hunter has been placed on the Los Angeles Angels’ restricted list amid reports his teenage son has been arrested in Texas.
The town of Prosper, Texas, issued a news release Monday announcing 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter of neighboring McKinney, Texas, was arrested Monday in a sexual assault case. The release said Prosper police made five arrests after a monthlong investigation.
Police in Prosper didn’t immediately respond to messages left Monday evening by The Associated Press seeking information on the case and confirmation that the arrested person is the veteran outfielder’s son, as reported by several Dallas-area news outlets.
Hunter flew back to California with the Angels on Sunday night from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where they faced the Rangers last weekend. But Hunter left Angel Stadium several hours before Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.
“This is very tough for a father,” Hunter tweeted after leaving Angel Stadium. “Thanks for ur prayers and support. Be Blessed everyone.”
Hunter sat out Sunday’s game, but would have been in the Angels’ lineup Monday night, Scioscia said. Mark Trumbo took Hunter’s spot in right field for the second straight night.
Hunter’s family lives in Prosper, a suburb north of Dallas.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Hunter had left the team, only saying it was for “a personal matter.”
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