Major League Baseball has fined Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado an undisclosed amount because of the way he ran into Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar on Tuesday night, according to reports.
Machado, who was running to first base on a routine ground ball to shortstop, clipped Aguilar's right foot as he was crossing the base, sparking a controversy between the two teams which caused the benches to clear.
MLB has fined Manny Machado an undisclosed amount for the way he ran into Jesus Aguilar last night, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 17, 2018
The play, which made its way onto social media very quickly, was deemed a classless move by many fans.
It irritated Brewers players so much that superstar outfielder Christian Yelich came out after the game to say that it was a "dirty play by a dirty player."
If you're Machado, it's hard to deny that it wasn't a dirty play, considering he went out of his way to clip Aguilar's foot, and now he's facing the consequences for acting like an absolute fool.
I mean, Manny Machado very clearly clipped Jesus Aguilar on purpose. He’s gonna wear one for that when the Brewers see the replay and then he’ll complain about getting thrown at like he always does, even though he initiates every feud he’s ever been involved in.— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) October 17, 2018
Don't be surprised if you see retaliation tonight from the Brewers.
This move comes after he said that hustling "isn't his cup of tea," and when you combine them both, you have to imagine that his free agent stock could suffer from this. It's difficult to imagine at this point that a team would throw $300-plus million at a guy who refuses to hustle and hurts other players on purpose.
Bad moves by an amazing player.