MLB has suspended Kansas City Royals' pitcher Amir Garett for three games following an incident involving a Chicago White Sox fan. During a game on Aug. 2, Garrett threw a drink at a White Sox fan that was heckling him from above the dugout. Garrett was fresh off a tough eighth inning in which he walked two batters but recovered with a double play, all while his team was trailing 9-2.
Following the incident, the Royals' left-hander apologized to the fan in a Twitter post.
He also made further amends to rectify the situation.
"I reached out to the fan. We had dialogue and stuff like that. There was no hard feelings there. I sent a jersey to him and his son, stuff like that," Garrett said. "He was very grateful because it could have went south. But he was very kind to me and I was letting him know how upset I was that in the moment I reacted like that."
Amir Garrett is appealing the three-game ban.
The Chicago White Sox will face Amir Garrett and the Kansas City Royals four more times this season. The South Siders travel to Kansas City for a makeup game on Aug. 22 before hosting the Royals from Aug. 30-Sept. 1.