Former Major League Baseball pitcher Greg Reynolds was awarded $2 million this week in a civil lawsuit stemming from a fight in 2015.
In January 2015, Reynolds left his home and found 19-year old Domenic Pintarelli naked and trying to destroy his mailbox. The struggling big leaguer approached Pintarelli who then attacked him. Fearing for his safety and the safety of his girlfriend, Reynolds punched Pintarelli in the face. Once the police showed up, they discovered Pintarelli to be on LSD.
The punch ended up fracturing multiple bones in Reynolds’ hand.
The civil suit argument was predicated upon the fact that Reynolds’ career was dramatically altered based on that night.
Reynolds will get the $2 million from his neighbor who hosted the acid party.
According to the New York Daily News, Reynolds said, “The initial shock of the whole event was pretty bad for a while. But you have to pick yourself up and move on. We’re trying to put this behind us and move forward, and the result of the trial will definitely help us do that.”
Greg Reynolds never pitched in the major leagues following the incident.
The former professional pitcher was the second overall pick in the 2006 draft, being selected by the Colorado Rockies. Throughout his time in the majors, Reynolds accumulated a record of 6-11 and had an earned run average of 7.01. Following that, he moved to Japan in an attempt to resurrect his career.
He signed a minor league baseball contract with the San Diego Padres back in 2016 after the incident but that did not last long.