MLB still contemplating Rangers' Jeremy Jeffress after DWI arrest

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress was away from the team for a second day Saturday as Major League Baseball looked into the pitcher's arrest on a drunken driving charge.

Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said the players' association was working closely with the commissioner's office, along with Jeffress and his agent, to "determine a best course of action moving forward."

Levine said he didn't know the time frame for a resolution.

The 28-year-old Jeffress was put on MLB's restricted list Friday. Online records for the Dallas County jail show he was booked around 5:15 a.m. Friday on a driving while intoxicated charge. He's free on a $500 bond.

Jeffress was twice suspended while in the minor leagues for violating drug rules, the last for 100 games in 2009.

The right-hander has logged nine innings in nine appearances for a 4.00 ERA this season.