Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter has been placed on the team's restricted list to deal with his son Darius' arrest in connection to a sexual assault case in Texas, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The town of Prosper, Texas, issued a news release 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 month-long investigation of sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.
No timetable has been given for Hunter's return to the team. Angels manager Mike Scoscia was quoted in the same article as saying that "it's a personal matter" and they are "going to go day-to-day, and we'll just see where it is."
Darius lives in Prosper, Texas and played football for the local high school team. The Associated Press report says that he was considered a Division-I prospect, with an interest in the University of Oregon.
According to the local Dallas-Fort Worth NBC 5 News, the alleged incident was reported about a month ago, and the investigation is still ongoing as the police gather more information.
Torii, 36, is in the final year of a five-year, $90 million contract that he signed prior to the 2008 season. He is hitting .256 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 33 games played this season.