Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that free agent pitcher Sam Dyson has accepted a suspension for the entire 2021 Championship Season and Postseason under Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Consistent with the terms of the Policy, Dyson will participate in a confidential and comprehensive evaluation and treatment program supervised by the Joint Policy Board.
Commissioner Manfred issued the following statement regarding the discipline: “My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Sam Dyson violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Dyson violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”
Dyson is being suspended for incidents that took place in 2019, when his then girlfriend accused him of being abusive toward her and his cat in multiple Instagram posts.
The Giants traded for Dyson during the 2017 season, and he pitched in San Francisco until this year’s trade deadline, when they flipped him to Minnesota. Shortly after the trade, the 31-year-old needed surgery to repair a torn capsule in his right shoulder.