Pham slapped Pederson over Fantasy Football League dispute, compared

Reds outfielder Tommy Pham allegedly slapped Giants outfielder Joc Pederson in a pre-game altercation stemming from a disagreement between the two in a fantasy football league, according Athleticism.

Pham was dropped from the roster just before the start of the game on Friday night. Major League Baseball is investigating the incident, per Athleticism, and Pham agreed not to play pending the results of the league’s investigation.

According to the report, the confrontation happened during the Reds’ batting practice in left field. Players from both sides ran to break up the altercation.

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Asked about the incident in pre-game press availability, Giants manager Gabe Kapler had little to offer regarding the incident.

“We are investigating it and learning as much as we can about the incident,” Kapler said. “I don’t really have much more than that for you right now.” I feel we will have a better understanding after the game.

Both Pham and Pederson are in their first seasons with their respective teams. Coming in Friday night, Pham is hitting .233 with five homers and 17 RBIs for the Reds, while Pederson is hitting .260 with 11 homers and 24 RBIs for the Giants.

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