Blue Jays beer thrower sentenced to probation

Ken Pagan, the Toronto man who threw a nearly full beer at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during a playoff game, has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and ordered to stay away from major league ballparks for one year.

“I have been a passionate baseball fan since getting hooked as an eight-year-old in the summer of 1983 and I am fully aware of the disgrace I brought to the game and the embarrassment this caused, particularly to the Toronto Blue Jays organization and the great fans of Toronto,” Pagan said in court, via The Star.

Freeman played nine innings at third base for Triple-A Gwinnett across two games Saturday and Monday. That marked his only game action at a position other than first base since he played five games at third in the Gulf Coast League in 2007.

But that’s the side of the diamond Freeman will call home for now, thanks to Matt Adams’ hot hitting since he was acquired to step in for Freeman after the All-Star suffered a broken wrist May 17.

Freeman was in the midst of an MVP-caliber season when he was injured, slashing .341/.461/.748 with 14 homers in 37 games. Adams, meanwhile, has a .285/.333/.589 slash line with 12 homers in 39 games since coming to Atlanta.

Now the second-place (albeit below .500) Braves will try to maximize their offensive output with both bats in the lineup.

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