An assault charge brought against Easton Peters, of DD Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, was discharged on Friday by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Peters’ then common-law wife, Elesha Leech, told the Court that she did not want to proceed with the matter.It was alleged that on June 5, 2018, Peters and his ex-lover had an argument during which he assaulted her with intent to cause bodily harm.Citing the prevalence of the offence, the prosecution asked that Peters be placed on a bond to keep the peace and be sent to counselling.
“He’s done,” Manager Pete Mackanin said before the opener of a four-game series at San Francisco. “It’s a season-ending injury, but it could have been worse. It’s not the worst-case scenario, so we’re happy about that.” Griffey hit .277 this year with 30 homers and 93 RBIs, playing 144 games – his highest total since 2000. He was an All-Star for the first time since ’04 and 13th time overall, and he moved up to sixth on the career homer list with 593. The 37-year-old Griffey has been on the disabled list eight times since 2000, missing nearly a month early in the 2006 season because of swelling behind his right knee and sitting out 22 of the last 24 games after dislocating a toe. His playing time also has been limited by torn hamstrings, a torn knee tendon, a dislocated shoulder and a torn ankle tendon. He broke his left hand in an accident at home last December. Sosa wants to play in ’08 From news services Ken Griffey Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a strained groin, the latest in a string of injuries to Cincinnati’s All-Star outfielder. Griffey left Wednesday night’s game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in the eighth inning after injuring himself while fielding a ball in right field. As he started to make a throw, Griffey stopped in pain and had to underhand the ball back to the infield before falling to the ground. The Reds originally announced the injury as a strained lower abdomen, and Griffey returned to Cincinnati be examined. On Thursday, the team said he was diagnosed with a groin strain and will be examined again in four weeks. Sammy Sosa expects to play again in 2008. He would like it to be with Texas, even though he’s been only a part-time player since the start of August. Manager Ron Washington indicated this week that he’d like to have Sosa, 38, back next season, though he didn’t say in what role. The Rangers signed Sosa only through this season, initially giving him a minor league deal before he made the roster in spring training for a base salary of $600,000. After the July 31 trade deadline, the Rangers told Sosa his time would be limited while they played and evaluated younger players. Sosa had played in only 23 of the last 46 games going into Thursday night’s game against Baltimore, when he wasn’t in the starting lineup. He hit .315 (23-for-73) with four homers and 20 RBIs in that stretch. He was tied with Brad Wilkerson for the team high with 20 homers and leading Texas with 90 RBIs. Astros hire Wade as GM Ed Wade was hired as general manager of the Houston Astros, two years after the Philadelphia Phillies fired him as GM following eight seasons without a playoff appearance. Around the leagues Braves: Rafael Soriano was suspended for four games by Major League Baseball, three days after he hit Florida’s Dan Uggla with a pitch. Orioles: Jay Payton was suspended two games by MLB for throwing his bat and helmet after he was ejected for arguing with plate umpire Mike Reilly following a strikeout the previous night. Blue Jays: Center fielder Vernon Wells will have season-ending surgery Tuesday for a cyst and torn labrum in his left shoulder. Toronto expects Wells to be ready for the start of spring training. Brewers: Ben Sheets is questionable for his next start Sunday because of an injured left hamstring. Red Sox: Former outfielder Gabe Kapler, who spent the past season managing in Boston’s minor league system, will try to resume his playing career in the majors in 2008. “Managing was incredible for me this year,” said the 32-year-old, who managed single-A Greenville of the South Atlantic League. “I learned so much about baseball, about the young men I had an opportunity to lead, and about myself. Ultimately, the experience reawakened the competitor in me. I miss the battle. I still need to be on the field as a player.” Kapler played in the major leagues from 1998-2006 with Detroit, Texas, Colorado, and Boston, hitting .264 with 64 homers and 302 RBIs in 850 games. Reds: Cincinnati’s protest of its 7-6 loss against the Chicago Cubs this week was denied by Bob DuPuy, baseball’s chief operating officer. The Reds claimed Chicago manager Lou Piniella made a double switch against the rules in the sixth inning because he did not inform the plate umpire before crossing the foul line. Rick Reed, the plate umpire and crew chief, said Piniella wasn’t required to announce a double switch before crossing the foul line because it was the team’s first trip to the mound for that pitcher that inning. That meant the pitcher wasn’t automatically out of the game when the foul line was crossed by Piniella.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!