Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham on Saturday said he agreed to a three-game suspension for slapping San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson in the cheek .
On Friday, Pham had confronted and smacked Pederson while the Giants warmed up in the outfield. The pair had to be separated.
"I slapped Joc," Pham told reporters Saturday. "He said some s--- I don't condone. I had to address it.
"... It was regarding my former team [Padres]. I didn't like that and I didn't like the sketchy s--- going on in the fantasy.
Pederson acknowledged to reporters Saturday that "there was a lot of money involved'' and said Pham was telling the truth.
A candid Pederson even showed reporters the GIF he sent teasing Padres players who were in the group chat about their struggles on the field down the stretch last season.