MLB Suspends Eight People Involved In Dodgers/D-Backs Brawl

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Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images (NEW YORK) —  Major League Baseball came down hard on the players and coaches involved in the brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. suspended eight and fined 12 players and coaches for their roles in the brawl that occurred in Tuesday night’s game.

Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy received a 10-game suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch at the head of Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, which ignited the brawl.  Teammate Eric Hinske received a five-game ban for leaving the dugout and initiating “aggressive actions.”

Greinke proceeded to charge the mound and both teams began fighting near the Arizona on-deck circle.  A total of six people were ejected from the game, which the Dodgers won 5-3.

Dodgers pitcher J.P Howell, utility man Skip Schumaker, and hitting coach Mark McGwire were suspended two games each for their conduct in the brawl.  Releiver Ronald Belisario received a one-game ban, which he might serve Friday night.

 Team managers Don Mattingly and Kirk Gibson each received one-game bans.

All eight were fined, as well as Greinke, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero and outfielder Gerardo Parra.

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