Delino DeShields Jr., the Astrosâ€™ first-round draft pick, was arrested early Sunday morning in Georgia and faces charges related to drinking and driving, the Houston Chronicle reported.
DeShields, 18, was charged with driving under the influence, underage alcohol possession and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. The three are misdemeanors, and DeShields was released from jail on a $2,500 bond after two hours, the Chronicle said.
“It’s a police matter, and we’ll deal with it when appropriate,” Astros general manager Ed Wade told the newspaper.
DeShields, whose father is a former major-leaguer, was the No. 8 selection in the 2010 draft and received a $2.15 million signing bonus. He was an outfielder in high school in College Park, Ga., and the Astros project him as a second baseman.