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Engel Beltre suspended for throwing trash can at fans

Apr 27, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

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Ranger prospect Engel Beltre is in some trouble.

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 21-year-old outfielder has been suspended indefinitely by the Double-A Texas League for throwing a trash can at a group of fans on Tuesday night in San Antonio.

Double-A Frisco, the team that Beltre plays for, had a three-run homer overturned by umpires in the club’s 6-5 loss. Ejections followed after that decision was made and the opposing fans in the stands were probably engaging in some heavy mocking as emotions in the dugout Frisco got elevated.

Beltre’s suspension will likely last 10 days. The mid-level prospect is batting .253/.286/.316 this season with zero home runs, five RBI and three stolen bases through 18 games for the Frisco RoughRiders.

  1. Utley's Hair - Apr 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Points for creativity? Throwing a bat is so unoriginal.

    • cur68 - Apr 27, 2011 at 7:14 PM

      I think some creative points are in order. He doesn’t appear to have threatened anyone or called them a name indicating their sexual orientation thus touching off another race/homophobia riot so he’s ahead of Roger McDowell at the mo. However lets not close the books on this till after Allred is notified. She might decide its worth her time and we’ll have to rescind his points.

      • Utley's Hair - Apr 27, 2011 at 7:25 PM

        But where’s his birth certificate?!?!?

  2. drunkenhooliganism - Apr 27, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Was it in the general direction of a group of fans? did they have to scatter to avoid being hit? did he actually hit anyone? did he inquire about their dental value?

  3. Joe - Apr 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Engel Beltre is turning into a regular Nyjer Morgan or Milton Bradley. He was the guy who started a brawl during a walkoff HR last summer

    Despite the fact that he went to the Rangers in the Eric Gagne trade, I’m glad the Red Sox are rid of him.

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