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Mark Grace, former major league baseball player, gets 4 months in jail after DUI arrest

Mark Grace
CBS Phoenix
Mark Grace
CBS Phoenix

(CBS/AP) PHOENIX -- Mark Grace, a former first baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs, has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty Thursday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.

Grace was arrested last August in Scottsdale -- his second drunken driving arrest in 15 months -- and could have faced more than three years in prison. He had pleaded not guilty in October to four felony counts of aggravated DUI and was scheduled to go on trial March 19.

The Diamondbacks fired him as their analyst after the August arrest but later invited him to participate in a fantasy camp.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman says the jail sentence begins Feb. 10. Grace must also serve two years of probation.