Wayne County Prosecutor is charging former Tigers pitcher Evan Reed with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The 28 year old Reed is was accused in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at Detroit's MotorCity Casino’s hotel in late March.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy said arrangements have been made for Reed to turn himself in at a later date for arraignment, but it would not be Wednesday. Reed's lawyer has said Reed has fully cooperated with the investigation, and he expected his client to be cleared.
The Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate for whom Reed currently is pitching, said Tuesday night Reed is with the team and available to pitch. He last pitched Monday for the Mud Hens.
Reed, a right-hander, has pitched in 43 games out of the Tigers bullpen over the last two seasons. This year, he was 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA before he was demoted to Toledo in mid-June. Manager Brad Ausmus made it clear Reed was demoted for his performance, not the police investigation.
If found guilty, Reed faces up to 15 years in prison on the charges.