AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas, the overall No. 1 seed for the NCAA baseball tournament, reinstated pitchers Justin Simmons and J. Brent Cox on Tuesday, a week after they were arrested on public intoxication charges during the Big 12 tournament.
They will be allowed to play in Friday's opening-round game against Youngstown State, coach Augie Garrido said in a statement.
The players were suspended on Thursday for a "violation of team rules."
They were arrested on May 25 at an Arlington shopping center. Each was released after posting $211 bond.
Simmons (9-3, 4.24 ERA), a left-handed starter, and Cox (five saves, 1.62 ERA), a right-handed reliever, were sent home from the tournament and missed two games.