Updated 5:38 p.m., April 2
An Atlanta Braves relief pitcher was arrested early Monday on I-85 near Lawrenceville on a DUI charge, Gwinnett Sheriff's records show.
Christhian Martinez, 30, was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center at 4:24 a.m., and he was released on bond at 10:41.
Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith told the Gwinnett Daily Post that Martinez had a blood-alcohol content of 0.130, above the legal limit of 0.080.
Martinez was stopped on I-85 near Steve Reynolds Boulevard when his vehicle was spotted weaving and driving 40 mph, the Daily Post reported. He was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain a single lane and impeding the flow of traffic.
The Braves released the following statement:
"We were very concerned to learn of the arrest of Cristhian Martinez in Gwinnett County this morning. We will require him to be evaluated by an independent professional, as provided for in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Until we learn further details and have all the facts, we will withhold further comment at this time."
Martinez, entering his third season with the Braves, is in the area for the Braves' All Stars vs. Futures Stars game Tuesday at Coolray Field. The Atlanta Braves open their regular season Thursday afternoon in New York.