Kansas City, Mo. — Appearing embarrassed and uncomfortable, John Bale apologized Monday for punching a door and breaking his pitching hand.
"I'd like to apologize first of all to the Royals organization, my teammates, my coaching staff, for my action. It was uncalled for," the left-hander said. "It was, you know, a moment of frustration, and I wish I could do anything I could to take it back. But I can't."
Why Bale slammed his hand into a door in his hotel room in Cleveland on Friday remained a mystery.