- Associated Press - Thursday, January 27, 2011

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. | Infielder Adam Kennedy, who signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners this month, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on an Orange County freeway.

The California Highway Patrol says Kennedy was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday on State Route 73 near Newport Beach and received a misdemeanor citation.

The county Sheriff’s Department jail website lists Kennedy’s occupation as a professional ball player and says he was released around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

The 35-year-old Kennedy has been invited to the Mariners‘ major league camp. He was on the Angels’ World Series-winning team in 2002.

Messages seeking comment from the Mariners and from Kennedy’s agent, Paul Cohen, weren’t immediately returned.


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