ARI-LAD Brawl Fallout: 8 Suspensions and 12 Fines

la-sp-dn-dodgers-diamondbacks-brawl-20130611-001The gavel has fallen. In total, eight players were suspended and twelve fined for their involvement in the Tuesday night’s Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl, and the events leading up to that incident.

As expected, Arizona starter Ian Kennedy received the harshest penalty – a 10-game suspension – for intentionally throwing at the head area of opposing pitcher Zack Greinke. Here is a breakdown of the details of the punishments we know at this point.

Punishments for the Dodgers:

  • RP J.P. Howell (2 games and fined)
  • IF/OF Skip Schumaker (2 games and fined)
  • Hitting Coach Mark McGwire (2 games and fined)
  • RP Ronald Belisario (1 game and fined)
  • Manager Don Mattingly (1 game and fined)
  • SP Zack Greinke (fined)
  • OF Yasiel Puig (fined)

Punishments for the Diamondbacks:

  • SP Ian Kennedy (10 games and fined)
  • IF Eric Hinske (5 games and fined)
  • Manager Kirk Gibson (1 game and fined)
  • C Miguel Montero (fined)
  • OF Gerardo Parra (fined)

The Dodgers were also hit with an undisclosed fine for allowing a couple of players who are currently on the disabled list to rush the field and take part in the fracas, which is against MLB rules.

All players have the right to appeal their discipline, so things could still take a while before they completely shake out. Both managers are expected to serve their one-game suspensions on Friday, and L.A. hitting coach Mark McGwire is expected to sit out Friday’s and Saturday’s games.

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

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