Cincinnati Reds’ Nick Castellanos to appeal two-game suspension

Mar 9, 2021; Goodyear, Arizona, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Nick Castellanos (2) drops his bat and runs to first base after hitting a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine from Major League Baseball on Monday following his actions in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Castellanos, 29, has elected to appeal his suspension. Therefore he is eligible to play in Cincinnati’s home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Castellanos was hit by a pitch from St. Louis right-hander Jake Woodford with two outs and none on in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game. Castellanos later came around to score before flexing and bumping into Woodford, which set off a benches-clearing incident.

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Cincinnati infielder Eugenio Suarez and outfielder Jesse Winkler, as well as St. Louis third baseman Nolan Arenado, pitcher Jordan Hicks and catcher Yadier Molina, received undisclosed fines for their roles in the incident.

–Field Level Media

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