Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto(Greensboro Grasshoppers) receives one of the weirdest ejections of all time

Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto receives one of the weirdest ejections of all time
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Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto received one of the most bizarre ejections in MLB history during the team’s spring training game against the Blue Jays on Monday.

According to Matt Gelb of The Athletic, the ejection was the result of a very big, weird misunderstanding between the three-time All-Star and home plate umpire Randy Rosenberg. The early sendoff led to a fake celebratory reaction from Realmuto as he exited the field.

The contest, which the reigning NL champions led 4-2 as of the top of the eighth inning, is the penultimate spring training game for both clubs.

With slugging first baseman Rhys Hoskins out for the season with a torn ACL and former MVP Bryce Harper still recovering from offseason elbow surgery, Realmuto’s potent bat will take on extra importance this year. The 32-year-old two-time Gold Glove Award winner had a huge 2022 campaign, leading the team in stolen bases (career-high 21) and triples (five) — an extreme rarity for a backstop — while also hitting 22 home runs and posting a career-high 84 RBI.