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Two Mets minor leaguers were arrested on Friday

Jul 6, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, citing a press release issued by the city of Kingsport, Tennessee, reports that two Mets minor leaguers were arrested for drag racing at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour early Friday morning. The two were 19-year-old outfielder Wuilmer Becerra and 20-year-old outfielder Vicente Lupo. Drag racing is a Class B misdemeanor offense.

Kingsport is home to the Mets’ rookie league team in the Appalachian League. In 35 plate appearances, Lupo was slashing .194/.286/.290 with a solo home run, his only extra-base hit and RBI. Becerra was slashing .250/.340/.375 with a home run and six runs batted in.

The Mets acquired Becerra in the R.A. Dickey trade along with Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud, and John Buck. Lupo was signed as an international free agent in July 2010, ranking 25th on Baseball America’s list of international prospects that year.

  1. drewzducks - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:52 PM

  2. dondada10 - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    They were just trying to get fast-tracked to the majors.

  3. scotttheskeptic - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    @Don, that would require the involvement of marijuana.

  4. seannymo - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Congratulations your cut

  5. seannymo - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Congratulations you’re both cut

  6. provguard - Jul 7, 2014 at 2:57 AM

    Is this the way they cut players? With their lines this is easy way to save your money.

  7. miguelcairo - Jul 7, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    We’re they sporting pink shorts?

  8. adenzeno - Jul 7, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    What 19 or 20 year old baseball player who is not a bonus baby(is that phrase still used?) has a car that will go 100MPH??

    • dexterismyhero - Jul 7, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      My 75 Pinto hit 93 going downhill so I’m sure any car that is 10 yeras old cold hit a 100 mph. Who knows, they could have been rentals!!

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