CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Major League Baseball has officially issued a punishment for the Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox for their roles in Saturday night’s benches-clearing on-field incident.
Guardians’ third-baseman Jose Ramirez has received a three-game suspension, while White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has received a six-game suspension. Both players were also fined an undisclosed amount.
Ramirez and Anderson plan to appeal the suspensions, so both players can continue to play until the appeal process is complete.
In addition, Cleveland manager Terry Francona, third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh and closer Emmanuel Clase have each been suspended for one game. Francona and Clase will miss Monday night’s game, while Sarbaugh will miss Tuesday’s contest. They have all likewise been fined an undisclosed amount.
Chicago manager Pedro Grifol has also been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount.
Finally, Cleveland’s Gabriel Arias and Chicago’s Michael Kopech have both been fined an undisclosed amount for their involvement in the fracas.