Do not begin nothing, will not be nothing.
Reds outfielder Nicholas Castellanos was handed a brief ban from MLB for his position in a … fracas? disturbance? … over the weekend in a sport vs. the Cardinals.
Per MLB’s launch: Castellanos obtained “an undisclosed positive for his aggressive actions and for instigating a benches-clearing incident” throughout Saturday afternoon’s sport. Castellanos flexed over Cardinals pitcher Jake Woodford after scoring on a wild pitch.
First bench clearing scenario of the 12 months! Jake Woodford hit Nicholas Castellanos. Then Castellanos scored on a handed ball within the inning and confirmed some emotion in the direction of Woodford! pic.twitter.com/EUyFxKaPRQ
— Healy (@TheHealy6) April 3, 2021
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The outfielder did not throw any punches and the one issues damage had been emotions, however MLB determined that Castellanos was nonetheless deserving of a brief suspension.
On the opposite aspect, Woodford, who some thought purposely tossed at Castellanos, didn’t get any video games for (perhaps?) deliberately throwing at him.
Even when a suspension appears somewhat tender, there was a cause for it.
Why did Nicholas Castellanos get suspended?
The Reds’ outfielder was handed a two-game suspension for his position in beginning a bench-clearing dust-up with the Cardinals on Saturday.
Whereas no punches had been thrown, Castellanos inciting the fracas is in violation of the 2021 MLB health and safety protocols, because the league continues to attempt to play it protected throughout the COVID pandemic:
Prohibitions towards unsportsmanlike conduct can be strictly enforced to forestall pointless bodily contact and assist bodily distancing between people on the enjoying subject. On this respect, gamers and managers ought to preserve bodily distancing from all umpires and opposing gamers on the enjoying subject at any time when potential. Gamers or managers who go away their positions to argue with umpires, come inside six toes of an umpire or opposing participant or supervisor for the aim of argument, or interact in altercations on the sector are topic to instant ejection and self-discipline, together with fines and suspensions.
Castellanos is interesting the choice, however count on it to be upheld. The suspension is scheduled to start tonight.
Cardinals pitcher Jake Woodford did not obtain a suspension for hitting Castellanos with a pitch earlier. A number of gamers, together with Nolan Arenado, Jordan Hicks, Yadier Molina, Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker obtained fines for his or her roles within the incident.