Originally created 06/02/04

Texas reinstates pitchers arrested during tournament

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.

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