After looking through the tapes, Major League Baseball has finally come down with suspensions for this weeks brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. Shockingly enough, the suspensions are relatively minor though given no punches were thrown, MLB may have opted to go relatively lenient.
For the Dodgers, both manager Don Mattingly and relief pitcher Ronald Belisario were suspended one game a piece. The suspensions were a tiny bit more hefty for infielder Skip Schumaker and reliever J.P. Howell who were each suspended two games along with hitting coach Mark McGwire.
The stiffest suspensions came for the Arizona Diamondbacks and starting pitcher Ian Kennedy, who hit both Yasil Puig and Dodgers starter Zack Greinke and will be suspended for ten games, the equivalent of two starts (though the Diamondbacks could swing it so he’ll only miss one, technically). Reserve first baseman Eric Hinske was also hit hard as Major League Baseball suspended him for five games. D’Backs manager Kirk Gibson will be suspended for one game.