Major League Baseball introduced that it has suspended Reds left-handed reliever Amir Garrett for seven video games and fined him an undisclosed quantity for “inciting a benches-clearing incident” within the eighth inning of final Saturday’s sport towards the Cubs. Garrett is interesting the suspension.
As video exhibits (through MLB.com), Garrett was fairly animated after placing out Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs’ took offense to Garrett’s motion, main the 2 dugouts to clear. There have been no punches thrown or ejections handed out, however there was loads of jawing – particularly between Garrett and Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (whom the league fined).
After the sport, Baez stated he wasn’t going to permit anybody to “disrespect my teammates or my team.” And Cubs supervisor David Ross took a shot at Garrett’s early season efficiency, saying, “I think that’s just him trying to fire himself up because he’s not throwing well now.”
It has certainly been a tricky begin to 2021 for Garrett, who entered the season off three straight efficient years and proceeded to dominate in the course of the spring. That excellence hasn’t carried over, although, as Garrett has yielded 10 earned runs on 10 hits (together with 4 runs) in simply 8 2/3 innings. Garrett has issued extra walks (eight) than strikeouts (seven) alongside the way in which.