VIDEO: Moments after the Reds pull the trigger on a trade to ship Yasiel Puig to Cleveland he jumps into a GIANT BRAWL against Pittsburgh. The same fight involved managers clashing and a pitcher trying to take on the whole Pirates team alone at first... wow
VIA Yahoo Sports: Yasiel Puig’s time in Cincinnati was brief, but he made a big impression before leaving town.
The Reds outfielder was reportedly traded Tuesday to the Cleveland Indians as part of a three-team deal involving the San Diego Padres that will see pitcher Trevor Bauer land in Cincinnati.
Puig remains in game after trade
News of the trade broke during the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Pirates that Pittsburgh won, 11-4. But the outfielder still took his place in right field for the top of the ninth inning. Why is unclear.
What isn’t unclear is Puig’s dedication to his now-former Reds teammates when tensions boiled over at the end of the game.
The Reds and Pirates engaged in an all-out brawl after Cincinnati pitcher Amir Garrett charged the Pittsburgh dugout, apparently weary of chirping from the visiting bench during a mound visit.
Garrett momentarily took on the Pirates bench singlehandedly before his teammates had time to join the melee. Of course, Puig arrived to join the action.
After the game, Reds' Manager David Bell ripped into the whole situation, "It's a shame that this is allowed and that they're able to get away with it. They celebrate it. They support it."
Was the second brawl crazier than the first?