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Rangers’ Chris Woodward, Ian Gibaut suspended following Monday’s game vs. Padres

The suspensions stem from some old-school baseball outrage over Fernando Tatis Jr. hitting a grand slam.

Texas Rangers v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Rangers manager Chris Woodward and right-handed reliever Ian Gibaut have been suspended one game and three games, respectively, due to their actions in the Rangers’ Monday night loss to the Padres.

The Rangers — namely Woodward — got heated Monday night after the Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. swung at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning of a 10-3 game, violating an apparent “unwritten rule” as he hit a grand slam.

Woodward promptly pulled Juan Nicasio, who gave up the homer, and replaced him with Gibaut, who went on to throw behind the Padres’ next batter, Manny Machado. (Neither Woodward or Gibaut was ejected at the time.)

Despite former-coworker-turned-opposing-manager Jayce Tingler endorsing his tantrum and throwing Tatis Jr. under the bus, Woodward was unable to avoid discipline from MLB. He’ll sit out the Rangers’ Tuesday game against the Padres and return Wednesday as the series shifts to San Diego; Gibaut is appealing his suspension, so it remains to be seen if and when he’ll sit out.