Steagles - I had the same issue with the Verlander event (I still haven't received him or the Tier 6 rewards we won), despite messaging customer support repeatedly; I finally did hear back but got the typical generic answer that they couldn…
Exactly the same thing happened to me (same event). I've been in contact with customer support repeatedly but nothing yet... I believe there was a lot of glitching going on when that event ended so I'm pretty sure it wasn't just us two.
It may have been a glitch - the same thing happened to me after the weekend event. It says I was kicked but actually wasn't. I'd suggest you take it up with GLU, as I suspect there are many others that had the same thing happen.