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Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress jailed, reportedly for DWI charge

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline, was arrested early Friday morning, according to Dallas County jail records.

WFAA-TV, citing sources, reported that Jeffress was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Dallas County records show the 28-year-old pitcher was jailed at 5:13 a.m.

The Rangers issued a statement saying they were aware of the situation and were in the process of gathering information.

Jeffress has a 2.52 ERA and 27 saves in 56 games. He has appeared in nine games for the Rangers and has allowed four earned runs in nine innings.

He served a 100-game suspension in 2009 for a third positive drug test while in the minor leagues. He would face a lifetime ban for another positive drug test.

Entering Friday's play, the Rangers lead the American League West by 7½ games over the Seattle Mariners.