2:23 PM PT — The Oakland Police Dept. says it has seen video of Anthony Rendon‘s altercation with the fan … and it has now launched an investigation into the matter.
“Though we’re nonetheless unaware who the sufferer is,” an OPD spokesperson mentioned in a press release to TMZ Sports activities on Friday afternoon, “surveillance video of the incident has surfaced. Consequently, OPD created an incident, made a report, and is actively investigating.”
Angels star Anthony Rendon — a former World Sequence champion — was concerned in a heated confrontation with an A’s supporter following L.A.’s loss on Thursday … one the place he grabbed the fan after which tried to take a swipe on the man’s face.
The altercation occurred simply seconds after the Halos misplaced at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, 2-1 — when Rendon believed a fan had known as him “a bitch” close to their dugout.
The L.A. third baseman was so upset over it, he locked his hand across the man’s tee, and pulled him all the way down to the railing.
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Video reveals Rendon mentioned to the person, whereas nonetheless grabbing his shirt, “You known as me a bitch, huh?”
When the man responded that he didn’t, the baseball participant added, “Yeah, you probably did. Yeah, you probably did. Yeah, motherf*****.”
Rendon then let go of the person, however made a transparent try and hit the man within the face after he launched the shirt.
Luckily, the person pulled away earlier than Rendon might make contact.
The 32-year-old MLB star then mentioned, “Get your bitch-ass out of right here” — earlier than he headed into the locker room with out additional incident.
It is not identified if the Angels are conscious of the tiff — the staff instructed us on Friday morning it had no remark.
The Oakland Police Dept., in the meantime, mentioned Friday it isn’t investigating the matter … explaining in a press release, “No sufferer(s) reached out to the Oakland Police Division relating to this incident.”
It has been a irritating few seasons for Rendon since he left the Washington Nationals in 2019 and inked a seven-year, $245 million contract with L.A. … as he is battled a number of accidents, which have restricted him to only 158 video games over the previous 4 years.
Initially Revealed — 12:11 PM PT