Tommy Pham, Cincinnati Reds, was suspended for three games after slapping JocPederson

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham On Saturday, he said that he had agreed to a three-game suspension due to slapping San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson In the cheek about a dispute over fantasy football before Friday's game.

MLB announced that Pham was suspended from the team for “inappropriate conduct” as well as being fined. Retroactive to Friday, the suspension runs through Sunday when the Reds' series against the Giants ends.

Pham was present on Friday confronted and smacked Pederson The Giants warm up in the field while they dove into the Giants' outfield. Both had to be separated.

Pham claimed that the dispute was triggered by a text sent to the group chat of the fantasy league by Pederson. In which Pham claims that Pederson disregarded his fellow players San Diego PadresFor whom he played the last season.

Pham said that he had slapped Joc. “He said some s— that I don't condone. It was an issue that I had to confront.

“… It was about my former team. That was something that I did not like. I also didn't enjoy the fantasy's sketchy practices. It was too expensive so I see it as a code. You're not going to do right by my money.

On Friday, Pederson claimed he was accused in cheating by placing a player under injured reserve and replacing them with a free fantasy football agent. Pederson claimed that the player he placed on IR was ruled out for that week. This made it legal. Pham said that he had done the exact same thing with his team.

Pederson stated that he did not know ahead of time that Pham would confront him in Cincinnati.

Pederson stated to reporters Friday that “it was a surprise.” “There wasn't a real argument. He was kind of adamant and said, “Like I don't remember if you remembered from last year.” I was like, “Fantasy soccer.” He was like, “Fantasy football.”

Pham threatened violence in order to settle an off-field dispute with San Diego's Luke Voit In April, the slugger was challenged to a fight by Voit, a Reds catcher who had been injured. Tyler Stephenson A hard, unattractive slide into your home.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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