Royals pitcher Jeremy Jeffress apologized earlier this week for a January arrest on a domestic assault charge that was later dropped. The charge didn't become public until this past Friday when Jeffress issued a statement through the Royals PR department.
"There was an argument between myself and my girlfriend and I lost my temper, but I never put my hands on her."
Jeffress was sentenced to 20 hours of community service and to attend a domestic violence counseling class. In he expressed regret in his statement to the entire Royals organization. This isn't the first time he has run into trouble as a minor league player. As a member of the Brewers organization, Jeffress was twice suspended for failing minor-league drug tests for what he called marijuana use.
Jeffress was acquired by the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke trade and began last season with the Royals before being sent to the minors.