Phillies minor league outfielder Tyson Gillies, one of the three prospects shipped from Seattle in last December's Cliff Lee trade, has been arrested in Florida on cocaine possession charges stemming from an incident occurring this June.
The Phillies have issued a brief statement, acknowledging the arrest but declining to comment further citing the ongoing investigation.
Gillies, 21, had struggled with hamstring injuries all season, posting just a .238/.286/.333 line in 113 plate appearances in Double-A Reading.
More on this as it develops. Possibly the most troubling question, from a baseball perspective, is how a felony conviction would affect the British Columbian Gillies' ability to work in the United States.