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Anthony Rizzo won’t be disciplined for sliding into Austin Hedges

San Diego Padres v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 19: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs collides with Austin Hedges #18 of the San Diego Padres after being tagged out at the plate in the 6th inning at Wrigley Field on June 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Earlier, Craig wrote about Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s slide into Padres catcher Austin Hedges last night, which violated Rule 7.13. Padres manager Andy Green called the slide “fairly egregious,” “disheartening,” and “a cheap shot.”

There was a possibility that Rizzo could have received punishment from Major League Baseball, but he won’t. CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney reports that Rizzo spoke to Joe Torre, MLB’s chief baseball officer, and learned he would face no punishment.

As for the possibility the Padres may take justice into their own hands on Tuesday, Rizzo said, “I can’t control what they do.”

Hedges wasn’t a fan of the slide. Per’s A.J. Cassavell, the catcher said, “It was a bad slide. I clearly gave him the plate. He went out of his way and got me pretty good.” Hedges is expected to miss a day or two to deal with the after effects of the collision with Rizzo.

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