For landing one of the best punches ever in a sporting event, Texas Ranges’ Rougned Odor has been suspended 8 games by Major League Baseball for connecting with Jose Bautista’s face. This incident happened on Sunday after Odor took offense to Bautista’s slide into second base, and some other unwritten baseball rules.
The question remains: is all of this over now? If you’re Jose Bautista, there’s no way it’s over. How can he not want to go after Odor the next time he sees him? It’s almost unfair that Adrian Beltre tried to play peacemaker by holding back Bautista. I mean, why hold back the guy who just got punched?
Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor received an eight-game suspension for punching Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista on Sunday, according to multiple reports.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was suspended three games, according to Fox Sports. He had been ejected earlier in Sunday’s game but returned to the field.
Odor was also fined $5,000, according to Yahoo! Sports. He will appeal his ban, which was first reported by MLB Network.