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Blue Jays pitching coach arested on DUI charges in Florida

March 26, 2022 GMT
Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker, right, watches Ryan Borucki throw in the bullpen during a spring training workout, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Dunedin, Fla. (Steve Nesius/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker, right, watches Ryan Borucki throw in the bullpen during a spring training workout, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Dunedin, Fla. (Steve Nesius/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker, right, watches Ryan Borucki throw in the bullpen during a spring training workout, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Dunedin, Fla. (Steve Nesius/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker, right, watches Ryan Borucki throw in the bullpen during a spring training workout, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Dunedin, Fla. (Steve Nesius/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker, right, watches Ryan Borucki throw in the bullpen during a spring training workout, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Dunedin, Fla. (Steve Nesius/The Canadian Press via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker apologized Saturday after being arrested on a charge of driving under the influence a day earlier.

Walker was arrested early Friday morning in Pinellas County, Florida, and released later that day on $500 cash bond.

“There was a traffic incident on Thursday night that I was involved in,” the 52-year-old Walker told reporters Saturday. “I’m very apologetic to the Blue Jays organization, Blue Jays fans and my family.

“I’m working with my attorney to get resolution to this right now. My apologies to my three daughters, as well. Right now, we’re working through that with my attorney for resolution and that is the only comment I’ll have right now.”

The Blue Jays said they were gathering information and wouldn’t comment further “out of respect for the legal process.”

Walker was with the Blue Jays in Tampa, Florida, when they beat the New York Yankees in Grapefruit League play 10-9 on Saturday.

He has been with the organization as a coach since 2009, taking over as pitching coach in November of 2012. He pitched for the Blue Jays from 2002-06.

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