Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton has received

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Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton has received

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KNOXVILLE Freddy Galvis Jersey , Tenn. (AP) — a misdemeanor citation on a charge of driving under the influence after getting involved in a one-car accident.Helton’s lawyer says the former Colorado Rockies star has entered a residential treatment program.“He realizes there are parts of his behavior that need to change, and he is focused on doing just that,” Stephen Ross Johnson said in a statement.According to a Knox County sheriff’s report, Helton’s car struck a telephone pole March 18 before 6 p.m. Officers said Helton indicated he had taken an Ambien at about 2 p.m. One officer saw a cup in Helton’s car that “had the odor of an alcoholic beverage.”Officers said they were unable to conduct field sobriety tests or interview Helton in depth on the scene because he was being transported to a hospital for further evaluation. They said that “due to the totality of the circumstances, and due to the arrestee needing immediate medical treatment away from the scene,” Helton was given a misdemeanor citation “in lieu of custodial arrest.”Johnson said Helton required emergency medical care but wasn’t seriously injured. Officers said Helton voluntarily gave blood for chemical testing while at the hospital.Helton, 45, retired in 2013 after spending his entire 17-year playing career with the Rockies. The five-time All-Star remains Colorado’s career leader in numerous hitting categories Randal Grichuk Jersey , including hits (2,519), homers (369), runs (1,401), RBIs (1,406) and total bases (4,292).He had a DUI arrest in Colorado in 2013. NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza has heard the ribbing.An ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst since 2015 Jose Bautista Jersey , she added a part-time role last month as a New York Mets baseball operations adviser.“OK, you work for the Mets, we can’t talk to you anymore,” she recalled hearing from teams during her spring training rounds, quickly adding “in a joking way.”She’s not worried that wearing two hats will lead to less inside info for her two ears. In an era when players and clubs treat the tiniest tidbit as a state secret, Mendoza already felt teams were hesitant to provide her intelligence in her pundit role because they knew “information they would give me as a member from ESPN was about to go on air.” She doesn’t expect that to change with the new job title.Mendoza spoke Thursday during a conference call with booth-mate Alex Rodriguez to promote the 30th anniversary of ESPN’s Sunday night broadcasts, which also include play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian.Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president of production and remote events http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , expressed confidence in Mendoza’s impartiality. She will continue to broadcast games involving the Mets.“We’re not looking to fool anybody. We’re not looking to trick the viewers into anything,” he said. “We’ll be upfront with viewers off the top of the game, letting people know, and we will let the viewers decide ultimately if this is something that they’re on board with.”Rodriguez has been a New York Yankees adviser since his retirement, among several players to work as broadcasters while retaining a part-time role with a team.“Alex’s commentary last year on a Yankee game was no different than if it was on any other game,” Gross said.A member of the U.S. Olympic softball team in 2004 and 2008, Mendoza said new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen first spoke with her about a position last August or September, when he still was co-head of the CAA Baseball agency and was preparing to interview with New York.“I’m actually putting you in my presentation and I just wanted to get your OK with that Marcus Stroman Jersey , your thoughts,” she remembered him saying. “So we kind of started talking about it then, and from there, obviously, he got the job.”Van Wagenen asked her at first whether she would move to New York to work for the Mets full-time, an entreaty Mendoza took as “a little joking.” The 38-year-old wanted to remain in California, where her kids go to school.She views ESPN as her “full-bore priority.” Mendoza has spent one day working for the Mets since she was hired March 5.Mendoza says she isn’t worried that Mets owner Fred Wilpon or chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, the owner’s son Devon Travis Jersey , would be upset if she is critical. Mendoza promises to be just as reproving directly with team management.“Part of my job is to kind of look, evaluate and knowing that, be honest. I’m an analyst first,” she said. “I would hope that that’s why they hired me, because of my honesty and criticism and not just to say all the right things.”