Bengals cornerback Adam Jones will no longer face a felony charge in connection with his January arrest in Cincinnati.
Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced Wednesday that the felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance has been dismissed, while three other misdemeanor charges remain on the docket.
The league has yet to hand down a punishment for the January incident.
Arrieta, who avoided arbitration on Friday with a $15.6 million deal, was 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA this past season for the World Series champions. His 40 wins over the past two seasons is the most in baseball.
At 31 next season, Arrieta will command close to $30 million a season but the Cubs, who will on the hook for Jason Heyward’s $28 million contract and Jon Lester’s $27.5 million contracts in 2018, might not be able to afford it unless the two sides reach an agreement soon.
“This is a great place to play,” Arrieta said about Authentic NFL Cheap Jerseys Chicago. “Everybody knows that. If it happens, it happens. I don’t know where we stand. I really don’t. We do have some time to maybe work something out. If it doesn’t, I will become a free agent.”
Clark indicated during a news conference Sunday that he wasn’t inclined to accept any tweaks that would fundamentally alter the way the game is played with just weeks to go before the start of the 2017 season, though he said he was open to an “ongoing dialogue” with MLB.