Things are not going well on the South Side.
Major League Baseball announced on Saturday evening that shortstop Tim Anderson has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with home plate umpire Nick Mahrley during Friday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Michael Hill, Major League Baseball’s Senior Vice President for On-Field Operations, made the announcement.
The suspension of Anderson was originally scheduled to begin tonight, though Anderson has elected to appeal. Thus, the discipline will be held in abeyance until the process is complete and the 29-year-old will be able to play until a decision is reached.
The incident that led to the discipline occurred during the seventh inning of Friday’s game. A questionable first strike call by home plate Nick Marley led to Anderson’s ejection, which fired up the shortstop. Anderson immediately stepped toward Mahrley after getting tossed, and the brim of his helmet made contact with Mahrley’s hat.
Manager Tony La Russa was also ejected after the incident.
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