In a heated showdown at Progressive Field on Saturday night, a fierce rivalry between the Cleveland Guardians and the Chicago White Sox turned ugly as a brawl broke out on the field. The aftermath of the altercation has led to disciplinary actions being imposed on eight individuals, including players, coaches, and managers.
League Baseball’s Senior Vice President for On-Field Operations, Michael Hill, announced the disciplinary measures on Monday, shedding light on the consequences faced by those involved.
Cleveland’s José Ramírez was served a three-game suspension. Chicago’s Tim Anderson was served a six-game suspension. Both players are appealing the decisions.
As per the MLB’s press release, their punishments will be put on hold until the appeal process is complete.
Both managers, Pedro Grifol of the White Sox and Terry Francona of the Guardians, have received one-game suspensions and undisclosed fines. Additionally, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech and Guardians outfielder Gabriel Arias have been subjected to undisclosed fines.
Clase, a pitcher for the Guardians, will sit out for one game, accompanied by an undisclosed fine. Guardians’ third base coach, Mike Sarbaugh, will also face a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine.