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Baseball draftee Delino DeShields Jr. charged with DUI in Athens

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delino DeShields Jr., the Houston Astros’ first-round draft pick, was arrested in Athens Sunday for allegedly driving under the influence.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported that DeShields, the 18-year-old son of the former major league second-baseman of the same name, was booked into the Clarke County Jail early Sunday on charges of DUI, underage possession of alcohol and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

DeShields, who attended Woodward Academy in College Park, was released later Sunday morning on $2,500 bond, according to the Banner-Herald.

DeShields was the eighth overall pick in the 2010 Major League draft and was one of five Georgians selected in the first round. He received a $2.15 million signing bonus from the Astros.

His father, who played for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs, is now the manager of the minor league Dayton Dragons.

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