Jake Fraley (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jake Fraley
engaged in a heated conversation with a group of Phillies fans during
Thursday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Twitter user Chris Devine captured the
argument, which included Fraley telling one person to “shut the
Devine later provided an update, saying
others in the crowd believe someone mentioned Fraley’s wife and kids,
though he didn’t hear that directly.
Dave Clark of the Cincinnati Enquirer
reported multiple fans from the section were escorted out by security
following the incident.
Fraley didn’t speak to reporters about
the situation after the game, a 4-0 Phillies win.
The 27-year-old outfielder was traded to the Reds
from the Seattle Mariners in March. He’d spent the first three
seasons of his big league career with the M’s after getting drafted
by the Tampa Bay Rays.
He was born in Maryland and attended
Delaware’s Caravel Academy, which is less than an hour outside
Philadelphia, before playing college baseball at LSU.
Thursday’s game wrapped up a four-game
series. The Reds don’t return to Citizens Bank Park this season.