Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon cited “a lot of stuff that’s happened over the last (three) years” as a potential contributing factor to his altercation with a fan on Opening Day.

“It just got to me, for whatever reason,” Rendon told the Los Angeles Times’ Jorge Castillo. “I don’t know. Whether it’s just the grind of the last handful of years, just being through so much stuff. I don’t know.”

Rendon grabbed an Oakland Athletics fan by their shirt during an argument on Opening Day. He was suspended four games for the incident.

The third baseman has undergone two major surgeries since signing a seven-year, $245-million contract with the Angels before the 2020 season. He played a total of 162 games during that span.

Rendon and his wife also have four children under the age of five.

“It just compounded one way or another,” Rendon said. “I was actually talking to my wife about it. Like, ‘Man, we’ve been through a lot of crap.’ I’m one to hold it in, and maybe that was the moment that made me explode for whatever reason, and it sucks.”

Rendon said he and the fan have since apologized to each other.

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