Rays’ Randy Arozarena, Yandy Díaz had altercation after sport

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rays teammates Yandy Díaz and Randy Arozarena had an altercation after a 4-0 loss to the Astros on Monday, partially prompting Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money to bench each gamers Tuesday in a 5-0 defeat to Houston.

Arozarena instructed reporters Wednesday night time that there was no bodily contact with Díaz, and that there have been some little issues they wanted to handle. He stated issues are good between the pair.

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“I feel these gamers, we owe it to them to maintain what goes on within the clubhouse within the clubhouse,” Money stated earlier than Wednesday night time’s sport with Houston. ”I’m not going to verify, deny, no matter, however, I’m very assured we’re previous every thing.”

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Arozarena, a breakout star of the 2020 postseason who received AL rookie of the yr in 2021, was in Wednesday’s lineup. Díaz was out once more as a result of a left shoulder damage that has impacted him lately.

“His left shoulder has been barking at him somewhat bit on the end of his swing,” Money stated.

Tampa Bay entered Wednesday a half-game forward of Seattle for the second of three AL wild playing cards.

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Arozarena was seen watching Tuesday’s sport from the Rays bullpen.

“I didn’t know he was within the bullpen, however I could not care much less the place he was,” Money stated. “If I would want him to hit, I’m certain he would have ran down fairly fast.”

The altercation was initially reported by Zac Blobner and Tom Krasniqi of the Rays’ flagship radio station, WDAE.

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