Houston Abreu suspended for 2 games for ‘bench clearing’

 Major League Baseball (MLB) Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Brian Abreu, who caused bench clearing with a threatening ball, will not be able to participate in the remaining American League Championship Series (ALCS, best of 7 games).

The MLB Secretariat announced on the 22nd (Korean time) that Abreu was suspended for two games.

Abreu took the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning as the 3rd pitcher in Game 5 of the 2023 ALCS against the Texas Rangers held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 21st, allowed a walk to first batter Evan Carter, and then walked the first pitch to follow-up batter Adolis Garcia. I hit my left foot.토토사이트

Garcia, who was enraged by this, collided with catcher Martin Maldonado, and players from both teams rushed to the ground and cleared the bench. As a result, Houston’s Abreu and manager Dusty Baker, and Texas’ Garcia and pitcher Matt Bush were ejected.

At the time, the referees judged that Abreu intentionally threw the ball into Garcia’s arm.

MLB’s office also gave strength to the umpires’ decision, saying, “All six umpires acknowledged the pitcher’s intentionality,” adding, “We took disciplinary action against Abreu in consideration of the danger of the pitch and its possible impact on player safety.” The background was explained.

This punishment takes effect immediately, and Abreu will not be able to play starting from Game 6 of the ALCS. If Houston, who leads the series 3-2, wins Game 6 of the ALCS, Abreu will miss Game 1 of the World Series.

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