Milwaukee police arrested Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brian W. Shackelford on suspicion of third-degree sexual assault early this morning, said Anne E. Schwartz, police spokeswoman.
Shackelford, 29, whose address was listed as his hometown of McAlester, Okla., was arrested at 12:15 a.m. at Miller Park, the police arrest log says. He was in the jail at police headquarters downtown this morning.
Details of the allegations against Shackelford were not released.
"Because it is an on-going criminal investigation, I cannot comment further," Schwartz said.
Shackelford, a left-handed middle reliever, was called up to the major leagues by the Reds in June 2005. On Wednesday night, he pitched to one batter in the bottom of the 12th inning, striking out Prince Fielder. He was arrested after the 13-inning game. The Reds left town after the game and play in Atlanta tonight.