Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was reportedly punched in a livid confrontation with teammate Yasmani Grandal lower than a month earlier than his suspension for brawling with the Cleveland Guardians.
Anderson, 30, was handed non permanent suspension for his involvement in final weekend’s mid-game brawl on Monday. It all began when he took on Cleveland’s third baseman Jose Ramirez after the Guardians shortstop to second base.
Now, in response to Shane Riordanan govt producer for the Parkins & Spiegel present on WSCR – branded as 670 The Score FM – in Chicago, Anderson was additionally concerned in a violent confrontation with Grandal – his personal teammate – earlier this summer season.
Grandal allegedly punched the two-time All-Star throughout a heated argument within the clubhouse earlier than Chicago’s recreation with the Cardinals on July 9, wherein each gamers needed to be stored separate.
But earlier than that, when Grandal came upon he was not within the staff’s lineup for the sport towards St. Louis, he deliberate to go away earlier than the sport, Riordan reported. Anderson took offense to his teammate’s motion plan and confronted Grandal.
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (R) bought right into a struggle together with his personal teammate forward of his in-game bust-up with Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Guardians on August 5
Anderson took offense to Yasmani Grandal abandoning his teammates earlier than a recreation towards the Cardinals after the catcher was not named within the staff’s lineup
“Tim Anderson says, well f*** you, f*** that if he wants to get out of here now, I’ll play for his run and get them there myself,” Riordan mentioned.
Grandal lastly appeared as a pinch hitter within the White Sox’s recreation towards the Cardinals, hanging out his lone play of the sport. Towards the top, he went 0-for-5.
The White Sox are fourth within the AL Central with a 45-68 report, above the Kansas City Royals. They traded Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Kendall Graveman, Kenyan Middleton, Reynaldo Lopez and Jake Burger.
Middleton, who joined the Yankees, informed ESPN earlier this week that Chicago’s clubhouse tradition has “no rules.”
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Lynn, who’s now with the Dodgers, endorsed his former teammate’s feedback on Monday.
“I was there much longer than (Middleton) was. He’s not wrong,” he mentioned.
Grandal is presently within the ultimate season of his four-year, $73 million take care of the White Sox, with Anderson in an analogous place.
Chicago will play the Yankees at residence on Tuesday evening.