Carlos Rodon kicks bat that hits Giants teammate in leg

Carlos Rodon kicks bat that hits Giants teammate in leg

Carlos Rodon has had a good season for the San Francisco Giants, but Tuesday night was not the right-hander’s finest hour.

A frustrated Rodon, who struggled in the Giants’ 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, kicked a bat and struck teammate Thairo Estrada in his right leg. Estrada was able to get up but was limping.

The 26-year-old shortstop, who played 61 games for the Yankees over the 2019-2020 seasons, remained in the game.

It wasn’t Rodon’s only outburst in the Giants’ loss. He also angrily threw his glove in the dugout at the end of the second inning after giving up a two-run homer to the Diamondbacks’ Sergio Alcantara.

Rodon, who allowed five runs in six innings, is 8-6 and has a 3.18 ERA as the Giants fell to 48-49.

Despite his tantrums, Rodon still could be a trade-deadline target for contending teams looking to improve their starting pitching.