MLB doles out 8 suspensions after Dodgers, D-Backs brawl
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 14, 2013 12:42PM
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, center, yells at members of the Arizona Diamondbacks while umpire Manny Gonzalez holds him back as Jerry Hairston Jr. looks on after starting pitcher Zack Greinke was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of their baseball game, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK — Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy has been suspended for 10 games and Diamondbacks infielder Eric Hinske for five for their roles in a brawl this week, while managers Don Mattingly and Kirk Gibson have been given one-game bans.
In all, eight members of the Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations were suspended Friday by Major League Baseball Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr.
He cited Kennedy for intentionally throwing a pitch at the head of Zack Greinke after a warning had been issued on Tuesday night and Hinske for leaving the dugout and “aggressive actions.” Mattingly was penalized for his conduct and Gibson for Kennedy’s actions following a warning.
Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell and infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker were suspended two games apiece for “aggressive actions” and Los Angeles hitting coach Mark McGwire two games for his conduct.
Los Angeles pitcher Ronald Belisario was suspended one game for “aggressive actions.”
All eight were fined, as were four additional players.