Texas Rangers pitcher Dave Stewart was arrested this week on suspicion of participating in an act of lewd conduct in a public place with a transvestite prostitute, police and a team spokesman said today.
Police said Stewart, 27, of Grand Prairie, Tex., and Elson Tyler, 27, of Los Angeles were arrested in the pitcher's car early Wednesday in an alley. "Mr. Stewart said he was unaware that Tyler was a male until after the arrest," Police Cmdr. William Booth said. "That was his statement and we have reason to believe him." Stewart was traded by the Dodgers to the Rangers for Rick Honeycutt.