Four Royals, and two White Sox players were given suspensions by Major League Baseball on Saturday in the wake of Thursday’s bench-clearing scuffle at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, pitcher Edinson Volquez was suspended five games and reliever Kelvin Herrera and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were suspended two games.
White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija were each suspended five games.
White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers was also fined an undisclosed amount, as were the suspended players.
In a release, Royals manager Ned Yost indicated the club would appeal its four player suspensions.
“We understand that Major League Baseball has to do what they think is fair in situations like this,” Yost said. “Now, we just have to wait for the appeals process to play out.”
The penalties were handed out by Joe Garagiola Jr., Major League Baseball senior vice president of standards and on-field operations.
The suspensions were to take effect Sunday after the resumption of Friday night’s suspended game and Saturday’s game was postponed. The suspended game is scheduled to resume at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, followed by Sunday’s regularly scheduled game. Saturday’s game will be made up at a later date.