Returning from a five-game suspension Sunday, Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett said it was “pretty tough” to be away from his teammates.

After pre-game workouts, Garrett watched the last three games from the Coors Field press box or from the hotel when he was upset with himself because he couldn’t be in the bullpen.

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“It sucked sitting up there watching my team battle without me,” Garrett said. “But you live and learn.”

What did Garrett learn? He chuckled and then paused for about 10 seconds as he thought about his answer.