DETROIT (AP) — Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
A not-guilty plea was entered Thursday for Reed, who appeared in court via video on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The 28-year-old right-hander plays for the Toledo Mud Hens, the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A club.
Prosecutors say the woman was assaulted after meeting Reed at a bar in the suburbs. His lawyer says Reed and the 45-year-old woman had consensual sex.
A preliminary examination is scheduled for Aug. 12.
Reed was with the Tigers when the alleged assault occurred on March 30, the eve of Opening Day.
He was 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA in 27 games for Detroit before being sent to Toledo in June.