clearn.png
Thursday October 6th, 2022 12:59AM

Reds' Pham suspended for 3 games for slapping Pederson

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games on Saturday after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson because of a dispute about their fantasy football league.

Pham, 34, also was fined. The suspension was made retroactive to Friday night, and he will serve the final two games this weekend.

While the Giants warmed up in the outfield before Friday's series opener, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in the face before the pair was separated.

Pham said Saturday there was some “sketchy” stuff going on with the fantasy league, and Pederson also made “disrespectful” comments about his former team, the San Diego Padres.

“We had too much money on the line, so I look at it like there’s a code,” Pham said.

Pham also said Pederson was “messing with my money.”

Reds manager David Bell said he talked to Pham about what happened, but declined to share what he said.

Pederson said after Friday night's game that he was accused of cheating for placing a player on injured reserve and replacing him with a free agent in a fantasy football league. Pederson said the player he put on IR had been ruled out for that week, which made it a legal move. He said Pham had executed essentially the same maneuver with his own team.

“I sent a screenshot of the rules, how it says that if a player’s ruled out, you’re allowed to put him on the IR and that’s all I was doing,” Pederson. “He literally did the same thing. That was basically all of it.”

Pederson said he had no advance notice that Pham might confront him during the series in Cincinnati.

“There was no argument, he kind of came up and said, ‘You remember from last year?’ and I said, ‘Fantasy football?’” Pederson recalled.

Asked Saturday about Pham's comments, Pederson declined comment.

“I just want to make sure we’re ready to play a baseball game today,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “Joc has handled it very well. We can always talk about being non-reactionary. He was able to manage everything that happened.”

The scuffle was witnessed by reporters and occurred before fans entered the ballpark.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Online Football, AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: Stand up for what's right
The last of the victims of a gunman’s racist attack on Black people at a Buffalo supermarket is being memorialized at a service that has become a call to action
2:49PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Braves call up top prospect Harris to boost outfield defense
The Atlanta Braves, looking to upgrade their outfield defense, have called up top prospect Michael Harris from Double-A Mississippi
2:33PM ( 35 minutes ago )
Reds' Pham suspended for 3 games for slapping Pederson
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham has been suspended by Major League Baseball for three games after San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson said Pham slapped him because of a dispute about their fantasy football league
2:22PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat
Georgia still struggles with its history of slavery, segregation and racial injustice, but voters in the Deep South state have for the first time selected two Black candidates to represent the major parties in a U.S. Senate race
12:32PM ( 2 hours ago )
Leclerc puts Ferrari on pole in Monaco GP as Perez crashes
Charles Leclerc positioned himself to reclaim the Formula One championship lead from reigning champion Max Verstappen by winning the pole for the Monaco Grand Prix
11:24AM ( 3 hours ago )
French Open updates | Pegula 1 of 2 top-15 women seeds left
Jessica Pegula needed just one match point to secure this victory at Roland Garros
11:02AM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Sports
Reds' Pham slaps Giants' Pederson over fantasy football beef
San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson said Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped him prior to Friday’s series opener over a dispute about their fantasy football league
1:43AM ( 13 hours ago )
Butler scores 47 points, Heat beat Celtics to force Game 7
Jimmy Butler had 47 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and the Miami Heat forced the Eastern Conference finals to a decisive seventh game by beating the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Friday night
12:02AM ( 15 hours ago )
Albies' 2-run double in 7th sends Braves past Marlins 6-4
Ozzie Albies’ bloop double in the seventh inning drove in two runs to give Atlanta the lead, and the Braves recovered after blowing an early three-run advantage, beating the Miami Marlins 6-4
11:24PM ( 15 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
Former Virginia Tech player acquitted in 2021 beating death
Jurors have acquitted a former Virginia Tech football player who had been accused of fatally beating a man he says he initially believed from a Tinder match to be a woman
7:17PM ( 19 hours ago )
3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes
A week filled with goodbyes continues for family and friends of victims of the racist attack on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York
5:38PM ( 21 hours ago )
Steelers GM Khan embracing expectations of new role
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan is embracing his new role with the club
11:55AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Football
MLB criticizes teams over facilities for female employees
Major League Baseball has told its clubs that some are failing to provide acceptable work accommodations for female employees, calling them “embarrassingly below” standard
11:03PM ( 1 day ago )
Yankees, Rays use social media to spread gun violence facts
The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are using their social media accounts during Thursday night’s game between the two teams to spread information about how gun violence affects American life
8:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Reds have highest-scoring day in 23 years, rout Cubs 20-5
Kyle Farmer homered and had tied his career high with five RBIs to power the Cincinnati Reds to their high-scoring game in 23 years, a 20-5 rout of the Chicago Cubs
6:22PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: Stand up for what's right
The last of the victims of a gunman’s racist attack on Black people at a Buffalo supermarket is being memorialized at a service that has become a call to action
2:49PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Braves call up top prospect Harris to boost outfield defense
The Atlanta Braves, looking to upgrade their outfield defense, have called up top prospect Michael Harris from Double-A Mississippi
2:33PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Hot Ticket: NASCAR hub gets sellout for Memorial Day weekend
NASCAR is still alive and well in Charlotte
2:12PM ( 57 minutes ago )
Russia test-fires its latest hypersonic Zircon missile
Russia’s navy has conducted another successful test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military’s long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine
2:03PM ( 1 hour ago )
FBI records on search for fabled gold raise more questions
A scientific analysis commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggests that a huge quantity of gold could be below the surface of a rural site in western Pennsylvania
1:45PM ( 1 hour ago )