The Arizona Diamondbacks organization announced Friday that television color commentator Mark Grace will be taking an indefinite leave of absence to seek "personal assistance." Not too soon after that press release, Arizona Sports discovered that Grace was arrested in Scottsdale Thursday evening on DUI charges after being pulled over for an expired registration plate.
According the report, Grace was also driving without his required interlock device he received following a prior DUI arrest in Scottsdale in May of 2011.
Gracie's departure marks the second television personality to be replaced in the booth this season. Longtime play-by-play man Darron Sutton was suspended back in June for undisclosed reasons.
Fan favorite Luis Gonzalez will take Grace's place for the Friday and Saturday games of the San Diego Padres series before the legendary Joe Garagiola gets his chance on Sunday.
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