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Yomiuri Giants hand Rusty Ryal a significant fine

by on Sep.06, 2011 @ 7:20 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants GM Hidetoshi Kiyotake informed the media today at Nagoya Dome that the team handed Rusty Ryal a fine for leaving the dugout and retiring to the locker room, without permission, toward end of a game against the Yakult Swallows on Saturday (9/3).

Said Kiyotake, "The fact is, he left the dugout for the locker rooms partway through the 9th inning.  It's a disgrace for a competitive professional athlete to do such a thing and we imposed a fine on the same day. ... That we issued a fine means that we still want to give him a chance, if he's willing to [accept and understand why]."

While an amount was not disclosed, it is though to be fairly significant, easily north of 100,000 yen.  The Giants' international affairs department also filed a protest with Ryal's agent.