HOUSTON – Multiple media outlets are reporting Tuesday that Houston Astros hitting coach Alex Cintrón has been slapped with a 20-game suspension after the brawl that happened during the game against Oakland over the weekend.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale was the first to report the suspension on Twitter.
Cintron spoke out after his 20-game suspension
“I accept MLB’s suspension and will learn from this. Although I never referenced Ramon’s mother, my actions were inappropriate,” he said. “I apologize for my part in Sunday’s unfortunate incident. As coaches, we are held to a higher standard and should be an example to the players. Hopefully, other coaches will learn from my mistake so that this never happens again in the future.”
Multiple media outlets are also reporting that Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramón Laureano has also received a shorter suspension.
Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers scuffle after Athletics' Ramon Laureano charged the dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Astros' Humberto Castellanos during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
According to MLB.com, Laureano claimed he charged Cintrón after the Astros coach insulted his mother.
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that he wasn’t sure what Cintrón said, but he would look into it.
This developing story will be updated.