New York Yankees' outfielder Brett Gardner not happy with fines for violating pace-of-play rules


New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner advised Newsday that he was fined “hundreds of {dollars}” in June for violating Main League Baseball’s pace-of-play guidelines and he is not completely happy about it.

The New York Submit reported the entire Gardner was fined was roughly $3,500.

Gardner advised reporters that “nothing I say about that’s going to do me any good,” however he made it clear to Newsday that he is not completely happy about being singled out for taking too lengthy, in MLB’s opinion, to get into the batter’s field.

“My agent began taking good care of it,” Gardner mentioned. “I advised them do not discuss to me about it. I’ve obtained extra issues to fret about than taking three seconds too lengthy to get to the field. Someone else can (throw pickoff throws to first base) 27 instances in a sport and waste 15 minutes of all people’s time, and I get fined hundreds of {dollars} taking three seconds too lengthy to get within the field.”

Gardner is not the primary participant to be fined for violating MLB’s pace-of-play coverage. Though MLB would not publicly disclose fines, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones estimated in an interview with MLB Community Radio on SiriusXM final December that he was fined $50,000 final season for violating the foundations.



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