From Staff and Wire Reports

Cecil Espy of the Pittsburgh Pirates was arrested in San Diego on suspicion of spousal abuse after a weekend series against the San Diego Padres.

Espy’s ex-wife Michaela B. Walter, 30, reported to police that she was attacked by Espy shortly before midnight on Saturday at the Marriott Hotel, where the Pirates were staying. Espy, whose family is from San Diego, was not at the hotel when police arrived. Sunday afternoon, Walter called police to report that Espy had allegedly beaten her again, according to Dave Cohen, San Diego Police Dept. spokesman. Officers responded immediately and found Walter with a bloody nose and bruises and scratches on one arm, Cohen said.