Los Angeles Angels’ Anthony Rendon Suspended For Grabbing Fan In Stands By The Shirt

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Andrew Powell Sports and Entertainment Blogger
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MLB has officially laid out their punishment.

After an incident with a fan in Oakland last week, Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon has been hit with a four-game suspension.

Major League Baseball originally gave Rendon a five-game suspension Monday, with Rendon threatening to appeal. A negotiation between MLB and the MLB Players Association then led the suspension to being brought down to four games after a settlement was reached, and the suspension must be served immediately. The first game of Rendon’s punishment began in the Angels’ away game against the Seattle Mariners Monday night.

Rendon, also being hit with a fine (undisclosed amount), grabbed a fan by his shirt as he was heading into the visitors’ clubhouse at RingCentral Coliseum after Los Angeles’ 2-1 Opening Day loss against the Athletics Thursday night. Rendon claimed that the fan called him a “b*tch,” and then tried to punch him after the fact before walking away.

Note to self: never get on the bad side of Anthony Rendon.

And I consider Rendon to be lucky that his punch didn’t make contact with that fan, because that could have been a potential lawsuit that he definitely would have lost (or settled), and would have been forced to fork out a bunch of cash. (RELATED: UConn Huskies Solidify Status As Blue Blood With National Championship Victory)

Just take the suspension and move on Rendon, quit while you’re ahead.