PHILADELPHIA, July 3 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jason Michaels was arrested early Sunday morning after an altercation with a Philadelphia police officer.
Citing a police department spokesman, the team said on its Web site the 6-foot, 205-pound Michaels allegedly punched a uniformed police officer outside a Philadelphia nightclub and spent nine hours in custody before he was released on his own recognizance.
Several media reports said Michaels was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
"The Phillies are aware of the charges against Jason Michaels," the team said in a statement before it played Atlanta Sunday night. "Pending the outcome of his case, we believe that it is inappropriate to comment."
Michaels, who is batting .297 with three home runs and 18 RBI, was in uniform against the Braves.