Former Yankees pitcher arrested after traffic stop

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested for

alleged drunken driving in suburban Los Angeles.

Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast says Irabu was stopped May

17 when officers saw him drifting outside traffic lanes and he

nearly collided with a parked car.

Records show the 41-year-old Irabu, who lives in Rancho Palos

Verdes, posted $5,000 bail.

Prendergast says prosecutors will decide whether to charge Irabu

when results of his blood test are received in about a month.

Irabu pitched for the Yankees, Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers

from 1997 to 2002.

He returned to Japan and the Kochi Fighting Dogs in 2009 before

suffering a knee injury.

An attorney for Irabu could not be located and there is no phone

listing for him.