Nice moves, Justin.
Seriously though, this isn’t great:
Police said Justin Sellers was doing “wheelies” on his motorcycle in a neighborhood near Riva Drive. When officers tried to pull him over, police said Sellers took off.
After a short chase, Sellers turned himself in, authorities said.
West Sacramento police said they have had repeated reports of a motorcyclist driving recklessly in the same neighborhood for the past month
On the other hand, I guess that means his recovery from the back surgery that cost him most of last year is going pretty well, right?
Unsurprisingly, people are already speculating about whether this is going to cost Sellers his spot on the 40-man roster. While this certainly won’t help, I don’t know that it really matters — he was probably already going to lose his spot, because guys who are about to be 27, coming off major surgery, and have a .204/.283/.323 big league line generally don’t have a solid hold on a job in the first place. That’s especially so on a Dodger team that already has a full 40-man roster, too many infielders, and is likely to make at least one or two more moves.
You might remember that I was surprised when it was Scott Van Slyke and not Sellers who got axed earlier this winter, so it was probably just a matter of time anyway. Incidents like this certainly don’t help… but nor does not really being great at baseball.