Major League Baseball has handed down suspensions and fines related to the ejection-filled series between the Orioles and Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Orioles reliever Kevin Gregg and Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz received four-game suspensions and undisclosed fines. Gregg’s punishment was scheduled to begin tonight, but he will appeal the ban.
Gregg and Ortiz threw punches Friday night, and both dugouts and bullpens emptied, after Gregg pitched inside to Ortiz and then shouted to him as he trotted to first base on a fly ball.
Left-hander Michael Gonzalez has been suspended three games and fined for throwing behind Ortiz. His punishment was slated to begin on Monday, but Gonzalez will also file an appeal.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has received a one-game suspension and fine for “the intentional actions of Gonzalez during Sunday’s game,” according to MLB.
Orioles reliever Jim Johnson, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia were fined, but not suspended. Lackey drilled first baseman Derrek Lee in the thigh Saturday night, so it’s interesting that MLB didn’t suspend him.