Blue Jays Catcher Reese McGuire Arrested on Exposure of Sexual Organs Charge

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21:   Reese McGuire #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2019 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire was arrested last Friday for "exposure of sexual organs" in Dunedin, Florida, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi

Davidi wrote that "a subject was seen inside an SUV exposing himself" in the parking lot of a strip mall. McGuire was taken into custody and has a court appearance on March 16 in Clearwater.

The Blue Jays issued a statement following his arrest: "The Blue Jays are aware of the recent police incident involving catcher Reese McGuire. He has been in communication with the club and we are working to gather more information. Out of respect for the legal process, neither he nor the club will comment any further at this time."

The Blue Jays are stationed in Dunedin for spring training. Their first game is Feb. 22 against the New York Yankees. McGuire's court date doesn't overlap with a game on Toronto's spring schedule.

The 24-year-old presumably has a shot at being the Jays' starting catcher on Opening Day, though he's currently listed behind Danny Jansen in the team's depth chart.

McGuire made 30 appearances for the team in 2019, batting .299 with five home runs and 11 RBI.

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