Anthony Rendon Suspended 5 Games

Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is suspended for 5 games following his interaction with a fan in Oakland last week. No word yet on whether he will appeal the suspension.

If Rendon accepts the suspension he will miss all three games in Seattle as well as the Angels home opener and the following game against the Toronto Blue Jays. It is important to note that Rendon banged up his knee this weekend and might need a few days out to recuperate.

We will add updates if/when they come out.

UPDATE: Rendon is appealing the suspension and in tonight’s lineup playing third base and batting cleanup.

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 months ago

Could have been worse if he had hit the kid, but we really don’t know if we will miss him yet. I believe he got a fair shake. Argument could be made that he missed yesterday as punishment and he returns ‘Our Opening Day”, we’ll see.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago

I would not characterize that fat jerk as a “kid” by any stretch of the imagination.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yeah, that was an old ass kid.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
10 months ago

OK, sure.

FungoAle
Super Member
10 months ago

Free Anthony Rendon!

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 months ago

I guessing he’s already injured to the point he would be missing time anyway, so the suspension was actually handy for him. Of course, it costs us a roster space, but it’s not much of a loss because it’s him, and this year we’ve got actual major leaguers available to replace him.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

He was in the lineup tonight before reaching a settlement and accepting the four game suspension. So he’s able to play.

tanana40
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

So it was a 5 game suspension and was reduced to 4 games? Is that correct?

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Yeah. It was 5, he appealed, and then apparently the MLBPA quickly negotiated a reduction to 4 which Rendon then accepted without appeal.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

4 Games

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago

Will miss the Seattle series and Home Opener.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago

Well, he’s not missing the whole series.

He’s in the lineup tonight playing 3B and batting 4th.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

not now, I guess. Urshela at 3b

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Starts suspension today

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago

I would prefer he would just man up and take the suspension and move on, given how light it was. Appealing actually makes him look like a bitch.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Why ? I want to sink those Seamen

Mia
Legend
Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Most suspensions get appealed, it’s already been settled.

Let’s chill a bit.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Most suspensions aren’t for grabbing a fan in the stands though. I just felt in this particular case it would have been a nice sign of maturity/ownership to say “yeah I messed up, I’ll see you in 5 games”

Glad to see he took the 4 and is moving on though.

Mia
Legend
Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Sounds like he apologized to the guy, and next time he’s in front of the media maybe he’ll address it to the fans.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

That’s good, I hadn’t heard that. It will be interesting to see if he talks about it now that the matter is settled.

Halo71
Trusted Member
10 months ago

He should get a bonus for actually finding an A’s fan!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Halo71

…and that’s a thumbs up!

Actually, had you said and unarmed A’s fan I would’ve bolded my response.

clover_black
Super Member
10 months ago

Not bad!

More fans can get it.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago

Well, could’ve been harsher, but no contact, churn the page.

max
Trusted Member
max
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Yeah that is a bit light. I expected double digits

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  max

I said 7-10 so yeah, light

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Is getting banned from that Oakland stadium a punishment or a reward? 😀 

max
Trusted Member
max
10 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

A play on the old bit: Radio contest, 1st prize is 2 tickets to an A’s game, 2nd prize is 4 tickets…

DowningDude
Legend
10 months ago

What a bitch. 🤣

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The guy in the stands, cetainly.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

True, there are worst fans than the worst American fans, trust me.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

The one exception of course would be in self-defense if he pushes you or swings on you. Then all bets are off… There are of course gray areas, such as Artest being hit with half a cup of beer. Technically that guy assaulted him, but to run into the stands after him and wail on him in that situation is simply too much…

I think your point really is that you can’t put your hands on paying customers simply because of the words they direct at you.

Last edited 10 months ago by JackFrost
WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That MotherF**ker!