MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond wants Jose Fernandez to tone down his exuberant behavior.
Redmond says the Atlanta Braves have a legitimate grievance with the rookie pitcher's behavior, which led to a bench-clearing confrontation.
The Braves were unhappy that Fernandez stood at home plate admiring his home run, then spat toward the Braves' Chris Johnson while rounding third base. The Braves were also annoyed that Fernandez reacted with a cocky grin when he gave up a homer to Evan Gattis, then stared at the Braves bench at the end of the inning.
Even after emotions had settled Thursday, Redmond sided with the Braves. After the game, Fernandez apologized for his behavior.