(LOS ANGELES) — Major League Baseball has dropped Chase Utley’s suspension.
During last year’s playoff game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the second baseman collided into Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, leaving Tejada with a broken left leg.
MLB determined the slide was illegal and suspended Utley for two games, which he appealed.
Utley will now be able to play Opening Day with the dropped suspension.
“I think it’s good for everyone that we can put this behind us and focus on baseball,” he said Monday according to ESPN.
Tejada didn’t appear to have any negative reaction to the lifted suspension.
“I don’t care really,” he said according to ESPN. “I don’t care. I care about me. I’m healthy here. I’m happy here. So I don’t care about what’s going to happen there or what’s the decision they take there.”
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