Major League Baseball has sanctioned Cincinnati Red’s third baseman Nick Castellanos for his actions in Saturday’s clash with the St. Louis Cardinals.
On Monday, the major leagues suspended the 29-year-old in two matches and gave him a fine where the amount was not disclosed. Castellanos received these punishments for “his aggressive actions and for causing a scrum”.
In the fourth round of Saturday’s duel, the veteran was first hit by a shot from pitcher Jake Woodford. Moments later, Castellanos took advantage of a bad shot to go home. He dived head first on Woodford, who had taken the place of the receiver. The two players were crowned and the benches emptied.
In addition to Castellanos, Reds players Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker, as well as cardholders Yadier Molina, Nolan Arenado and Jordan Hicks scrum were fined.
These are the first penalties given by Disciplinary Reeve Michael Hill, who was named Major League Baseball’s vice president of field operations this season.