Amir Garrett: Reds pitcher suspended for benches-clearing incident

Reds pitcher Amir Garrett was suspended seven video games for “inciting a benches-clearing incident” in Saturday’s sport in opposition to the Cubs.

Moreover, he was fined an undisclosed quantity; nevertheless, he can be interesting each the suspension and nice. The suspension was slated to start Tuesday evening as Cincinnati confronted the White Sox, however till the enchantment course of is accomplished, his self-discipline can be held in abeyance. 

As for the Cubs, infielder Javier Báez was fined an undisclosed quantity for the incident. 

The incident began when Garrett shouted from the mount and began beating his chest after putting out Anthony Rizzo within the eighth inning. Báez yelled at him from the dugout, which Garrett shouted a response. The Cubs infielder finally hopped from the dugout and gestured for the Reds pitcher to come back in direction of him.

Benches cleared, however there have been no punches thrown or ejections. The Reds participant mentioned after the sport that it was “pent-up aggression” from his struggles this season. 

“I felt actually good, throwing 97 (mph), slider as much as 87,” Garrett mentioned. “I felt my regular self, so after I struck Rizzo out, I let him know. I let him know ‘I am again.’ I am good. I am right here. That is principally all it was.

“I flip round, acquired the ball and heard Báez chirping. So, I will chirp again. It is nice. We weren’t going to combat as a result of that break up second that we had that a lot time to get to one another, I can get to him if I needed to and he can get to me. We weren’t going to combat. We will change phrases, blah, blah, blah. Benches clear, maintain me again, no matter.”

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