Castellanos’ 2-game suspension upheld, to start Tuesday
New York City (AP) — The two-game suspension of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos for his function in an on-field brawl throughout the season’s opening weekend was promoted Monday by Big league Baseball unique assistant John McHale Jr.
Castellanos will serve the charge throughout the very first 2 video games of a three-game series versus Arizona that begins Tuesday.
Michael Hill, MLB’s brand-new senior vice president for on-field operations, provided the suspension April 5 and pointed out Castellanos for “his aggressive actions and for instigating a benches-clearing incident” throughout a video game versus St. Louis on April 3. Castellanos did not need to serve the charge while the appeal was pending.
Castellanos, who homered on opening day and hopped out of the batter’s box prior to tossing his bat, was struck by a pitch from Cardinals pitcher Jake Woodford in the 4th inning on April 3. Castellanos obtained the ball and provided to toss it back to Woodford prior to turning it out of play.
A wild pitch sent out Castellanos scuttling house from 3rd and he scored with a headfirst slide for a 7-2 lead, running into Woodford, who took the toss from catcher Yadier Molina at the plate.
As Castellanos started leaving, Molina hurried up and tapped him from behind, and the benches and bullpens cleared in a wild scene. Castellanos was ejected.
He stated later that it was raw feeling and enjoyment that triggered him to scream after scoring which he wasn’t attempting to disrespect Woodford.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.