Suspensions, Fines Announced for Dodgers and Diamondbacks After Tuesday’s Brawl

MLB finally handed out the suspensions and fines that came out of Tuesday night’s explosive game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks – which, of course, featured a lengthy brawl/skirmish involving coaches and players from both teams.

Here’s how it all breaks down:

  • Diamondbacks stater Ian Kennedy received a 10-game suspension for his involvement, which included throwing a pitch near the head of the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke after warnings had already been issued to both teams.
  • Eric Hinske of the D-Backs was also hit with a five-game suspension for leaving the dugout and being aggressive.
  • J.P. Howell and Skip Schumaker of the Dodgers were suspended two games each for their involvement in the fight.
  • Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire was given a two-game suspension due to his involvement, which included a heated exchange with Arizona coach Matt Williams.
  • Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario, manager Don Mattingly and Arizona manager Kirk Gibson were each given one game suspensions as well.

The players who were handed fines rather than suspensions include Yasiel Puig and Greinke of the Dodgers and Arizona’s Gerardo Parra and Miguel Montero.

More, via MLB.com:

The Dodgers have received a fine for allowing players who are currently on the disabled list to leave the dugout and enter the field during the incidents, violating MLB rules. In addition, neither Club will be allowed to have players who are on the DL sit in its dugout in their games throughout the weekend. Players who are on the DL may return to their benches on Monday for the D-backs and on Tuesday for the Dodgers.   

Many had speculated that players such as Puig could have garnered suspensions too, as he was particularly incensed during the melee – but it definitely seems as if Arizona and Kennedy received the strongest discipline.

Mattingly and Gibson are expected to serve their suspensions tonight – the Dodgers open a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates this evening in Pittsburgh.