Baseball season is just underway, but the players are already in mid-season form . . . well, at least when it comes to brawling.
Video of the brawl last week between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, but first some details on the suspensions from USA Today:
Major League Baseball came down hard on the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox, suspending six players and fining a total of seven in the wake of Thursday night’s seventh-inning brawl at U.S. Cellular Field.
Royals starter Yordano Ventura received the harshest penalty, a seven-game suspension for cursing at White Sox batter Adam Eaton after fielding a ground ball. Ventura was fined earlier in the week for his actions in the Royals’ fracas with the Oakland Athletics last weekend.
Also earning suspensions: Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez (five games), for throwing a punch on the edge of the melee; White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija (five games), for charging at Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain; Kelvin Herrera (two games), Chris Sale (five games) and Cain (two games).
In addition, White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has received an undisclosed fine.