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Denney arrested for driving with suspended license


DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Red Sox Minor Leaguer Jon Denney, a third-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, was arrested early Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office records, the 19-year-old Denney was booked at 4:06 a.m. on Thursday and released at 8:30 a.m. after posting a $500 bond.

"The Red Sox are aware of the incident involving Jon Denney. At present, we are still gathering more information," the team said in a statement. "At this time the club will make no further comment."

According to a Yahoo Sports report, Denney was arrested at 2:22 a.m. He was pulled over at 11:57 p.m. on Wednesday night when his Ford F-150 Raptor fishtailed after a quick acceleration. According to Yahoo, Denney, whose license was restricted to business and emergency purposes only, called a friend to drive him home. Denney reportedly drove out of a parking lot about two hours later and was pulled over again.

Denney, a catcher drafted out of Yukon High School in Oklahoma, spent last year with Boston's Gulf Coast League affiliate, where he hit .203/.379/.243 in 26 games. The Red Sox likely will make a decision regarding Denney's status this weekend.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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