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8 players suspended for Rays-Red Sox brawl

8 players suspended for Rays-Red Sox brawl

Boston outfielder Coco Crisp, Tampa Bay pitcher James Shields and six other players were suspended on Friday following a pair of altercations at Fenway Park.
Three Red Sox were suspended: Crisp for seven games, pitcher Jon Lester for five games and first baseman Sean Casey for three games.
Major League Baseball disciplinarian Bob Watson penalized five Rays: Shields for six games, outfielder Jonny Gomes and pitcher Edwin Jackson for five games, outfielder Carl Crawford for four games and second baseman Akinori Iwamura for three games.
All eight players also were fined undisclosed amounts, a day after a bench-clearing brawl in Boston's 7-1 win over the Rays.
Crisp, who made a hard slide into Iwamura on Wednesday, was hit by a pitch from Shields the first time he came up on Thursday and charged the mound. Crisp and Shields threw punches, and mayhem followed.
The starting dates of the suspensions were staggered, so as to not leave either team short-handed.
Unless appealed, the penalties for Crisp, Lester, Shields and Gomes were scheduled to start on Friday. Crawford was set to start serving his suspension on Wednesday, Jackson on June 13, Casey on June 14 and Iwamura on June 17.


Updated : 2021-02-28 06:42 GMT+08:00