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Report: Giants ended Hunter Strickland ejection jersey auction at MLB request

An online auction by the San Francisco Giants for the jersey Hunter Strickland was wearing when he brawled with Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper was taken down at Major League Baseball’s request, per an ESPN report.

An MLB source told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that the league was unaware that the Giants intended to make the jersey available on MLB.com’s auction site. Upon learning of the auction, MLB asked the Giants to take it down.

The listing, originally posted on Wednesday, was indeed pulled later in the day, but not before a high bid of $1,500 was offered.

MLB policy regarding auctions, the report states, says items up for bid “cannot be in bad taste.” The case obviously can be made a brawl that led to benches clearing and resulted in suspensions falls in that stated realm. Be that as it may, there is at least one major league superstar who found the brouhaha “awesome.”

The incident in question occurred during a game between the Giants and Nationals on Memorial Day.

Harper rushed the mound after Strickland plunked him in the hip with a 98-mph fastball during the eighth inning. After throwing his helmet at Strickland and missing, multiple punches were thrown by both players, who were both fined an undisclosed amount along with receiving suspensions.

Harper was originally suspended four games, but the punishment was later reduced to three games. Strickland was assessed a six-game suspension for his role in the incident.