KINGSPORT, Tenn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Mets minor league outfielders Wuilmer Becerra and Vicente Lupo have been sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving.
Rick Spivey, the lawyer representing Lupo, said Thursday the men had pleaded guilty to the reduced charge. Becerra and Lupo were arrested July 4 on drag racing charges after Kingsport police said the players were going over 100 mph. Spivey said their sentence also includes a $50 fine plus court costs.
The Mets organization issued a statement saying “we are aware of the situation” without offering additional comment.
Becerra and Lupo, both of whom are from Caracas, play for the Kingsport Mets of the rookie-level Appalachian League. The 19-year-old Becerra is batting .301 with seven homers and 29 RBIs in 57 games. Lupo, 20, is hitting .278 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 44 games.
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