Former American League MVP Josh Hamilton has been arrested on a charge of causing injury to a child.
The Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels outfielder turned himself in Wednesday afternoon, according to CBS 11 TV in Dallas-Forth Worth.
Hamilton’s bond was set at $35,000 on the charge, a third-degree felony. According to court records, Hamilton’s ex-wife sought a protective order earlier this month to prohibit contact with one of his daughters. It was later expanded to any child under age 17.
Hamilton, 38, was the No. 1 overall draft pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999, but substance abuse issues delayed his MLB debut until the 2007 season. The following year he was traded to Texas, where he was a five-time All-Star in addition to winning the 2010 AL MVP award.