Giants investigating pregame kerfuffle between Joc, Reds' Pham


Giants outfielder Joc Pederson and Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham had to be separated before Friday’s series opener at Great American Ball Park.

The exchange between Pederson and Pham caused players from both teams to trot out to left field where the incident occurred.

Per reporter Mark Sheldon, the scene was diffused and no punches were thrown.

Before Friday’s game, Kapler confirmed to reporters that it was Pederson and Pham involved.

“We’re investigating it and learning as much as we can about the incident,” Kapler said. “We don’t have much more than that for you right now. I sense that we’ll have a clear understanding after the game.”

Pederson and Pham are both in their first seasons with their new clubs.

“I’m still looking into it,” Kapler said. ‘Taking it very seriously and learning as much as I and we can, as quickly as we can. I’m not yet prepared to discuss it.”

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Pederson is in San Francisco’s lineup for Friday's game, batting fourth and playing left field. Pham was scheduled to hit third as the designated hitter, but he was scratched from the Reds' lineup a few minutes before first pitch.

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