Major League Baseball has upheld Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nicholas Castellanos’ two-game suspension, according to a report by Kiley McDaniel and Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Castellanos was suspended for what MLB called “his aggressive actions and for instigating a benches-clearing incident.” in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5.
Castellanos was hit by a pitch from Cardinals pitcher Jake Woodford in the fourth inning of the April 3 contest. After scoring on a wild pitch, The 29-year-old stood over Woodford and then was confronted by catcher Yadier Molina leading to both benches clearing.
MLB cited health-and-safety protocols in their reasoning for the suspension.
Molina was fined along with Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado, pitcher Jordan Hicks, Reds infielder Eugenio Suárez and outfielder Jesse Winker.