Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was chagrined, to say the least, after Canadian immigration officials detained him for hours Thursday night shortly after landing in Toronto.
"They said I had a criminal record," Jones said on Friday. "My mom raised me better than that. I've never done anything like that, been involved in anything criminal in my entire life. It was a long, pointless situation because of the circumstances. But I'm glad everything got cleared."
It took a while, though. Jones said he had to leave the airport for extra screening, and was not released until about 5 the next morning.
He blamed the incident on a case of mistaken identity. "They thought I was somebody else," he explained.
No word if that other Adam Jones is a certain NFL player who's had frequent legal troubles and goes by "Pacman."
Tampa Bay leftfielder Carl Crawford and manager Joe Maddon have been fined an undisclosed amount for their ejections earlier this week during a game against the Red Sox.
Crawford and Maddon, who dodged being suspended, were tossed during the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game against Boston for arguing about a Jon Lester first-pitch curve that broke across the plate and appeared to wind up out of the strike zone. Umpire Bob Davidson called it a strike, Crawford stepped out of the batter's box to argue the point, and the exchange got intense. At that point, Maddon bolted out of the dugout and stepped in between Davidson and Crawford.
That was more than the umpire could stand.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland says Carlos Guillen, who had been out since April 23 with a strained left hamstring, is his everyday second baseman, a position he hadn't played since 1999.
Guillen was reinstated from the disabled list on Friday and put in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics. He hit .311 with eight RBIs in his first 16 games for the Tigers this year, but his last game at second base was 11 years ago with the Seattle Mariners after playing there 10 times for them in 1998 as a rookie.
Twins third baseman Nick Punto was back in the lineup against Texas after missing much of the last four games with a strained left ring finger. He injured the finger in last Saturday's extra-inning victory over Milwaukee.
Seems Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz's latest hamstring troubles was not as severe as originally thought. He will avoid his second stint on the disabled list, but for now he's limited to pinch-hitting. An MRI exam showed Cruz has a strained left hamstring, sustained in Wednesday's game at Kansas City. He had been back only two weeks after being on the 15-day DL with a sore right hamstring.