Rangers' Jeffress seeks treatment, still on restricted list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress will remain on the restricted list while entering an unspecified treatment program following an arrest on a drunken driving charge.

The right-hander apologized to his teammates and fans in a statement issued through the players union Wednesday while saying he will be ''away from the team while I get the help I need to overcome these difficult personal issues.''

Jeffress was arrested Friday. He was twice suspended when he was in the minor leagues on drug violations.

The 28-year-old asked for privacy while he is in treatment and said he planned ''to speak out against impaired driving for the rest of my life, as I hope others will learn from my mistake.''

Texas general manager Jon Daniels said the team commended Jeffress for seeking treatment.