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FILE - In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed throws against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit. Reed plays for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens but was with the Tigers in March when an alleged assault occurred. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday, July 30, 2014, that Reed is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — A pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a Detroit hotel.

Evan Reed plays for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens but was with the Tigers when the alleged assault occurred.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that Reed is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Reed is accused of an act of penetration through force or coercion at the MotorCity Casino Hotel on March 30. Worthy says the 45-year-old woman felt odd after consuming alcohol earlier at a bar in suburban Detroit.

Defense lawyer Ben Gonek (GAWN'-ick) says his client will be exonerated. Reed is not scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

He was 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA for the Tigers before being sent to Toledo in June.



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