Four-Game Suspension For Ortiz

BOSTON (AP) _ Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and Baltimore pitcher
Kevin Gregg each have been suspended four games and fined for their
parts in a July 8 bench-clearing brawl.

Orioles pitcher Mike Gonzalez is suspended three games, and
manager Buck Showalter is suspended one game as part of the
punishment handed out Thursday by Major League Baseball. Showalter
will sit out Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians;
the players can appeal.

In its statement, MLB says Gonzalez intentionally threw at Ortiz
two days later after both sides had been warned.

Several players have been fined undisclosed amounts in
connection with the three-day skirmish: Orioles pitcher Jim
Johnson, Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Boston pitcher
John Lackey.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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