Anthony Rendon reportedly not facing charges after post-match incident with athletics fan

Anthony Rendon will not face charges after an altercation with a fan on Opening Day.  (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
Anthony Rendon will not face charges after an altercation with a fan on Opening Day. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is not facing charges following a run-in with an Oakland Athletics fan after a game in March, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Oakland Police Department is reportedly investigating charges of misdemeanor assault and battery, according to the Los Angeles Times. A police spokesperson told The Times the case is now closed and no charges will be filed.

Rendon was involved in a tense back-and-forth with a fan after a March 30 game. Following the Angels’ 2-1 loss, a video emerged in which Rendon grabbed a track fan’s jersey. After a profane exchange, Rendon let go of the man’s shirt but took a hit on the fan as he stepped back. Rendon’s shot did not make contact with the fan.

(Warning: Video contains NSFW language.)

Rendon was expected to address the trade the next day, but declined after MLB said it would investigate the video. As a result of this investigation, the league imposed a five-game suspension on Rendon. Rendon appealed and the suspension was lowered to four games.

Rendon is .301/.415/.369 in 30 games this season. He returned from suspension on April 8 and hit .320 over the next 28 games before going on the injured list with a groin injury. Rendon has been out since mid-May due to injury, although he is closing in on a return.

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