MLB announces discipline for Dodgers, Diamondbacks
The wild fracas that involved coaches and managers from both teams will come at a heavy price for the AL West rivals. Both Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson have been suspended one game and Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGuire will serve a two-game suspension for their roles in the brawl.
MLB issued a press release on Friday outlining all of the discipline:
D-backs pitcher Ian Kennedy has received a 10-game suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the bottom of the seventh inning, after a warning had already been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game;
D-backs infielder Eric Hinske has received a five-game suspension for leaving the dugout and for his aggressive actions during the incidents;
Pitcher J.P. Howell and infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker of the Dodgers have each received two-game suspensions for their aggressive actions during the incidents;
Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire has received a two-game suspension for his conduct during the incidents;
Dodgers pitcher Ronald Belisario has received a one-game suspension for his aggressive actions during the incidents;
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has received a one-game suspension for the actions of his Club and for his conduct during the incident;
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson has received a one-game suspension for the intentional actions of Kennedy after a warning had been issued.
The players, managers and coach named above have received undisclosed fines in addition to their suspensions.
Fines also were issued to Greinke, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero and D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra.
All player suspensions are subject to appeal. Mattingly and Gibson are expected to serve their suspensions on Friday as the Dodgers visit the Pittsburgh Pirates and Diamondbacks visit the San Diego Padres. McGuire will serve his suspension for the Dodgers on Friday and Saturday against the Pirates.
Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement about the suspensions.