MLB suspends 8 from Pirates-Reds brawl, including both managers

first_img Trevor Bauer departs Indians disagreeing with clubhouse impact concern Is top Dodgers pitching prospect Dustin May’s MLB debut part of an October audition? Bell will serve his suspension starting Thursday and Hurdle will begin his on Friday.The full brawl began in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday, when Garrett charged the Pirates’ dugout. However, tensions were sparked in the seventh inning when Kela threw a ball over Dietrich’s head.It’s the second brawl between the two clubs, the first coming in April after Dietrich admired one of his home runs during a game in Pittsburgh. On top of the suspensions, those six players and both managers got undisclosed fines. Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams, Reds first baseman Joey Votto and Reds outfielder Phillip Ervin were fined, as well.Several other players who were involved in the brawl while on the injured list have been fined, too.“The incidents between these two clubs remain a source of concern, and it’s reflected by the level of discipline we are handing down today,” MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre said in a statement. “Everyone on the field should be aware of the example they are setting for fans, particularly young people.  I firmly expect these two managers and all others to hold their players accountable for appropriate conduct and to guide them in the right direction.”All six players have elected to appeal their suspensions and will be able to play until those appeals are resolved. center_img A whopping eight members of the Pirates and Reds (and Indians) organizations were hit with suspensions Thursday after their benches-clearing brawl during Tuesday’s game.Six players and both managers received varying suspensions, with Reds manager David Bell getting hit with six games and Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle receiving two. Pittsburgh pitcher Keone Kela received the largest suspension of 10 games for “intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Derek Dietrich”, while Cincinnati pitcher Amir Garrett got an eight-game ban for initiating the brawl by charging the Pirates’ dugout from the mound.Pirates infielder José Osuna received a five-game suspension, while Reds pitcher Jared Hughes, Pirates pitcher Kyle Crick and former Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig, who now is with the Indians, each received a three-game suspension. Related Newslast_img