A slugger who got into a brawl on the field had a “meeting” with Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays) after being suspended by Major League Baseball.
“Major League Baseball Senior Vice President of Game Operations Michael Hill has announced discipline for the bench-clearing incident that occurred during the game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox,” MLB.com announced on Monday.
The bench-clearing occurred on June 6 when the two teams faced off at Progressive Field, Cleveland’s home ballpark. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jose Ramirez stole second base after hitting a double and got into an altercation with shortstop Tim Anderson. In a fit of anger, Anderson assumed a boxer’s stance and punched Ramirez. Ramirez fired back, and players from both teams ran to the ground. Add in the coaches and some of the players, and things got out of hand. Eight players were disciplined for the incident.
Here’s a look at the discipline announced by Senior Vice President Hill
- White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended for six games and fined.
- Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez was suspended three games and fined.
- Cleveland pitcher Emanuel Clase was suspended one game and fined.
- White Sox manager Pedro Griffol and Cleveland manager Terry Francona were each suspended one game and fined.
- Cleveland third base coach Mike Sabo was suspended for one game and fined.
- White Sox pitcher Michael Kopeck and Cleveland outfielder Gabriel Arias were each fined.
Their punishments will be effective for their next game on Aug. 8. However, Ramirez and Anderson are expected to play in that game. That’s because both have chosen to appeal. “Both Ramirez and Anderson have decided to appeal, so the discipline handed down to them will be on hold until the process is complete,” according to MLB.com.
Unlike managers and coaches, players can appeal disciplinary decisions. Ramirez and Anderson chose to appeal, while Classe decided not to.
As such, Ramirez was in the starting lineup batting third against the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 8. Toronto’s starting pitcher was Hyun-jin Ryu, who ended up facing Ramirez. Ramirez is a hotshot slugger with a career .280 career batting average with 210 home runs, 731 RBIs and 190 stolen bases, and this season he is batting .289 with 18 home runs, 65 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.카지노사이트
Cleveland will start Gavin Williams on the mound, with a starting lineup of Stephen Quan (left field), Andres Jimenez (second base), Jose Ramirez (third base), Oscar Gonzalez (designated hitter), Cole Calhoun (right field), Gabriel Arias (first base), Brian Rocchio (shortstop), Myles Straw (center field), and Bo Naylor (catcher).
In response, Toronto started Ryu Hyun-jin, with the following lineup: Davis Schneider (left field), Brandon Belt (designated hitter), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (first base), George Springer (right field), Danny Jensen (catcher), Matt Chapman (third base), Dalton Bashaw (center field), Cavan Biggio (second base), and Paul DeJong (shortstop).
Hyun-jin Ryu will be looking for his first win since returning to the major leagues. He last pitched a win against the Los Angeles Angels on May 27 of last year, and a victory would be his first in 438 days.