Former MLB Pitcher Matt Mantei Arrested on Assault, Battery Charges

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 18, 2018

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Matt Mantei reacts to giving up the go-ahead home run to Chicago Cubs' Alex Gonzalez in the ninth inning Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in Phoenix. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)
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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Matt Mantei was arrested and jailed in Michigan on Tuesday. 

Per TMZ Sports, Mantei was booked into Berrien County Jail after being charged with assault and battery.

Details of the situation that led to Mantei's arrest were not immediately available. 

Originally drafted in the 25th round by the Seattle Mariners in 1991, Mantei made it to the big leagues four years later with the Florida Marlins. 

He pitched in 10 MLB seasons from 1995-2005 with the Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox. The right-hander finished 24th in National League MVP voting during the 1999 season, when he had a career-high 99 strikeouts in 65.1 innings, with a 2.76 ERA and 32 saves, for the Marlins and Diamondbacks.

 

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