Mark Grace Arrested For DUI, Takes Leave Of Absence From Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: Former MLB player Mark Grace throws the ball during the 2011 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mark Grace was arrested for DUI on Thursday night and will take an indefinite leave of absence from his television duties with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced Friday.

Television analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks and former member of the Chicago Cubs Mark Grace was arrested for DUI on Thursday night, reports azcentral.com.

He will take an indefinite leave of absence following a team announcement on Friday afternoon that said Grace has "requested an indefinite leave of absence to seek personal assistance. Due to the nature of Grace's request, the team will have no further comment on the matter at this time."

Grace was arrested by Scottsdale Police around 9 pm PT, according to the report, after being pulled over for an expired license plate. After going through field-sobriety tests and conversation, the officer found probable cause for DUI, and he was arrested without incident.

His license was suspended, the report notes, due to a prior DUI in May 2011 and Grace was driving without the required interlock device.

Luis Gonzalez will assume Grace's duties for Fox Sports Arizona's Friday and Saturday telecasts.

For news on the Diamondbacks, visit AZ Snake Pit. And for Cubs coverage, head over to Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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