Main League Baseball denied Nick Castellanos’ enchantment of his two-game suspension, so the Cincinnati outfielder will serve his suspension when the Reds play the Diamondbacks on Tuesday and Wednesday. Castellanos was suspended for his half in a bench-clearing incident between the Reds and Cardinals earlier this month, when Castellanos scored a run after which flexed over Playing cards pitcher Jake Woodford, who was masking the plate. Castellanos was on base within the first place as a consequence of a hit-by-pitch that drew a heated response from the slugger, and his response to Woodford at residence plate led to each benches emptying.
Castellanos was the one participant issued a suspension, which was just a little stunning given the variety of gamers concerned within the fracas. Fines have been issued to Castellanos and 5 different gamers (Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, Jordan Hicks, Yadier Molina, and Nolan Arenado).
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- Ke’Bryan Hayes’ return to the Pirates’ lineup may assist deal with the staff’s downside in middle area, as Dustin Fowler and Anthony Alford have each gotten off to dreadful begins to the season. As famous by Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Bryan Reynolds made a mid-game shift to middle area yesterday, marking Reynolds’ first appearances in middle all season. Reynolds has been strong (+3 Defensive Runs Saved, +3.4 UZR/150) over 322 1/3 profession innings as a middle fielder, although the Bucs have most well-liked to make use of him in left, believing it to be his extra optimum defensive place. Transferring Reynolds to middle area, nevertheless, would permit Pittsburgh to offer the red-hot Phillip Evans a while as a left fielder as soon as Hayes reclaims third base.
- Due to 4 upcoming off-days within the schedule, the Nationals could not want a fifth starter till Could 8, Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post writes. That counts as excellent news for a staff that has already handled a number of accidents and COVID-related absences to beginning pitchers this season. It isn’t but clear when Jon Lester will make his season debut, but when he nonetheless wants a pair extra weeks, the Nats may trip with their present beginning 4 of Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin, Joe Ross, and Erick Fedde, with Austin Voth and Paolo Espino accessible as depth choices if a spot begin is required or if Washington does determine to go along with a five-man rotation. (It’s additionally price noting that the Nationals have been exploring a potential reunion with Anibal Sanchez, however these plans could also be on maintain since Sanchez reduce his finger whereas pitching at a latest showcase for scouts.) D.C. received’t have its full rotation again till Stephen Strasburg returns from the injured checklist, and Corbin is one other concern, because the southpaw was crushed in his first two outings of the season.