Upton benched one game for not running out grounder
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton was benched Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians for failing to run out a grounder the previous night.
Rays manager Joe Maddon took the one-game action, saying the topic of running hard on grounders was discussed at a team meeting in Kansas City two weeks ago.
Asked about the benching, Upton said: "I just work here."
Cleveland designated hitter Ryan Garko got an early exit, too, in Wednesday's game after ...
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