Former MLB All-Star Delivers Wild Punch To Start Brawl In Venezuela

Bat flips, home runs, and generally showing emotion in baseball are usually part of the fabric of the international game. But apparently, 15-year major league veteran Asdrubal Cabrera hasn't quite bought in. He started a brawl in the Venezuelan Winter League this weekend with a wild clothesline smash to the head of an opponent for bat flipping and generally pimping a home run.

Carlos Castro had just blasted his third home run of the night for the Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan league, and he celebrated it with an emphatic bat flip and an apparent comment to Cabrera's Caribes de Anzoategui team dugout. 

The 15-year veteran and two-time All-Star Cabrera took exception and came running over with a forearm shiver to the head of Castro, knocking him out. 

From another angle, you can see pitcher Jose Torres also take exception to Castro's taunting. But he limited his anger to yelling as opposed to a vicious smash to the face:

The 37-year-old Cabrera is currently a free agent, having last played in the majors in 2021 for the Cincinnati Reds. He was an All-Star for Cleveland in 2011 and 2012.