Phils prospect Gilles charged with drug possession
From CSNPhilly.com - Phillies minor league prospect Tyson Gillies was arrested Friday morning in Pinellas County, Fla. and charged with drug possession. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Gillies was charged with a felony for cocaine possession. The Phillies released a statement Friday afternoon confirming the arrest and asserting that it resulted from an incident that “was alleged to have occurred in June.” The team had no further comment. Acquired from the Mariners last offseason in the Cliff Lee deal, Gillies, a 21-year-old outfielder, is hitting .238 this season for Double-A Reading but has missed the last two months with a hamstring injury. He played in two games last week in Clearwater, Fla. for the Gulf Coast League Phillies. Site note: Typepad is experiencing some technical difficulties today, so light posting.