Yasiel Puig’s appeal has been denied.
According to the Los Angeles Times , the Dodgers outfielder’s ban has been upheld and he began serving his two-game suspension Tuesday for his role in a bench-clearing brawl during a game against the Giants on Aug. 14.
Despite the decision, which will result in Puig missing Tuesday and Wednesday matchups against the Mets, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is looking on the bright side.
“Obviously we are better with Yasiel active, but if you’re looking at September, expanded rosters, before the Colorado series, I guess if we had our druthers, it kind of worked out in our favor,” Roberts said, via ESPN.
The altercation started in the bottom of the seventh inning of last month’s game, when Puig fouled off a pitch. He and Giants catcher Nick Hundley exchanged words before Puig shoved Hundley, resulting in both dugouts being cleared.
It got interesting between the Dodgers and the Giants tonight between Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley, both ejected: pic.twitter.com/7MtVU7jwnQ
— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) August 15, 2018
Puig and Hundley also received undisclosed fines for their roles in the fight, though Hundley wasn’t suspended.