Major League Baseball suspended Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley Sunday for a takeout slide in Saturday night's NLDS Game 2 that resulted in a broken leg for Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
LAD INF Utley has been suspended for Games 3 & 4 of NLDS as a result of his illegal slide in the 7th inning on Sat. pic.twitter.com/ktAjmXWFaR— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) October 12, 2015
The play sparked debate in the baseball community on whether it was a dirty slide as Utley appeared to initiate his slide into second base late and without intent to actually touch the base.
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