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Angels 3B Anthony Rendon has suspension reduced to 4 games for physical confrontation with A’s fan

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MLB announced Monday that it has suspended Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon for physical contact with a fan.

MLB Senior Vice President of On-Field Operations Michael Hill made an announcement Note that the suspension was due to Rendon’s “fan-involved actions last Thursday.”

Rendon immediately appealed the suspension, which was quickly terminated and resulted in a four-game suspension. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. One less than the original five. Rendon will be suspended starting Monday against the Seattle Mariners.

Anthony Rendon has been suspended for four games by MLB. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobson)

The incident occurred after the A’s 2–1 win over the Angels in Auckland on opening day and was captured on video. Rendon confronted the fans in the stands as he left the field. The video shows Rendon reaching into the stands and grabbing a fan’s shirt before a tense exchange.

(WARNING: Video contains obscene language.)

“What did you say? Yeah, you called me shit?” Rendon said. “Yeah, you did. Yeah, you did. Yeah, Motherfa***er.”

Rendon traced the fan’s face with his left hand and walked away. He didn’t swipe to make contact. It wasn’t clear what happened prior to the confrontation, and the fans’ reaction to Rendon was incomprehensible, and MLB announced at the time that it was investigating the incident.

Rendon played Game 2 of the series on Saturday. He repeatedly refused to address the incident before the game while speaking to reporters, citing MLB’s then-ongoing investigation.

Rendon did not play Game 3 of the series on Sunday. He said he spoke to fans on Monday and apologized to each other. Per OC registration.

Rendon, 32, is in his 11th MLB season and fourth season with the Angels. Former Washington Nationals All-Star he is limited by injury During his Angels stint in which he played no more than 58 games in each of the last two seasons. 249/.356/.415 with 20 homers, 90 RBIs and two stolen bases in 159 games since joining the Angels during his COVID-19 shortened season in 2020. increase.

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