Royals relief pitcher Amir Garrett received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine from Major League Baseball on Monday for throwing a drink at a fan during a game against the White Sox on Aug. 2.
The incident with the spectator took place at Guaranteed Rate Field during the contest between the two AL Central foes. In a video taken from the stands, Garrett appeared to exchange words with a patron behind the Royal dugout before throwing a beverage in the direction of the fan.
Garrett apologized for his actions the following day, saying that players “are held to a higher standard and the chirping from fans” is part of the game.
“With that being said, I’m a human that makes mistakes,” Garrett wrote on Twitter. “I will continue to grow and learn from any and all mistakes I make and appreciate everyone’s support while doing so.”
According to the Associated Press, Garrett appealed the suspension, which will allow him to continue to pitch until the appeal process is complete. The Royals begin a three-game series against the Twins on Monday.
Garrett, a 30-year-old left-hander, has amassed a 4.60 ERA in 40 appearances this season with the Royals. This is his first year in Kansas City after he spent his first five years in the Majors with Cincinnati.
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