Delino DeShields Jr., the Astros' first-round pick in the 2010 draft, was arrested in Georgia this morning and charged with driving under the influence, Baseball America correspondent Zachary Levine reports.
DeShields, 18, was booked at 1:06 a.m. by the Athens-Clarke County police department, then released two hours later on $2,500 bond. DeShields was also charged with underage possession of alcohol and a traffic violation.
The eighth overall pick in last year's draft, DeShields signed for $2.15 million, then hit .313/.356/.433 in 16 games in the Rookie-level Appalachian League, where he played center field. DeShields, who is from Georgia and ranks as Houston's No. 2 prospect, is the son of former major leaguer Delino DeShields, who turned 42 yesterday.
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