Major League Baseball announced it has suspended Red’s left-handed reliefs Amir Garrett in seven matches and sentenced him to an undisclosed amount for “incentive for a bench clearing event ”in the eighth inning of last Saturday’s game against the Cubs. Garrett appeals to the suspension.
As the video shows (via MLB.com), Garrett was quite animated after beating Chicago’s first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs’ encountered Garrett’s action, which led the two dugouts to clear. No shots or throws were thrown, but there was plenty of jaw – especially between Garrett and Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (who the league bid)
After the game, Baez said he would not allow anyone to do so “Respect for my teammates or my team.”
It has actually been a tough start to 2021 for Garrett, who entered the season from three equally effective years and continued to dominate throughout the spring. However, this expertise has not transferred, as Garrett has given 10 earned runs on 10 hits (including four runs) on just 8 2/3 innings. Garrett has posted more walks (eight) than strikes (seven) along the way.