San Mateo Jury Awards $2.3 Million to Former MLB Pitcher Who Was Attacked In Front of His Home
At 5:00 p.m. on Monday, a San Mateo jury returned a verdict for former MLB pitcher Greg Reynolds of $2.3 million. Reynolds, from Pacifica, played at Stanford before playing in the Rockies, Rangers, and Reds organizations for 10 years. In July 2013, he pitched against the Giants at AT&T Park.
Reynolds claimed that his career was cut short on January 16, 2015, when he was attacked in front of his Half Moon Bay home by a man on LSD, Domenic Pintarelli. Pintarelli was held liable along with Reynolds’ neighbor, Connor Pope, who hosted the party which Pintarelli attended. Both Pope and Pintarelli took LSD, but only Pintarelli attacked Reynolds. Pope contended that he had no liability. Reynolds and Pope live in a gated community in Half Moon Bay called Ocean Colony.
Reynolds hit Pintarelli and broke his pitching hand defending his home. Reynolds testified that the hand injury cost him the ability to make the baseball move and control it. The jury found Pope responsible for hosting a party with illegal drugs. Pintarelli was found responsible for attacking Reynolds. The $2.3 million verdict included $300,000 for Megan Reynolds, Greg’s wife.
The trial judge was Gerald Buchwald of San Mateo County Superior Court. Reynolds’ attorney, Niall McCarthy, stated “The Defendants’ reckless behavior cost Greg Reynolds his dream of being a Major League Baseball player. We are gratified by the jury’s verdict.”