Tommy Pham suspended for slapping Joc Pederson

over fantasy football beef

Tommy Pham’s slap to the face earned him more than a slap on the wrist.

The Reds outfielder has been suspended for three games, Major League Baseball announced, after his bizarre batting-practice altercation Friday

in which he slapped Giants outfielder Joc Pederson in the face over a yearlong fantasy football beef.

Pham’s suspension will include the game he sat out Friday night. Pham said in Cincinnati on Saturday that Pederson had said “disrespectful s–t” about the Padres

“I slapped Joc,” Pham told reporters on Saturday. “He said some s–t I don’t condone. I had to address it.”

One night earlier, Pederson had explained that the rift had started on a text chain last year

when he was accused of cheating in a fantasy football league among several MLB players.

“Unfortunate situation. Kind of stemmed from a fantasy football league we both were in last year,” Pederson said Friday night.

“I put somebody, a player, on the injured reserve when they were listed as out and added another player.

And then there was a text message in the group saying that I was cheating because I was stashing players on my bench