Tim Anderson (30, Chicago White Sox), who preemptively struck an opponent with his right arm after taking a boxing stance at the baseball field, was suspended for five games. 메이저놀이터

On the 18th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time), multiple media outlets such as ESPN, an American sports channel, and MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball, said, “The White Sox star player Anderson was suspended for five games with one game reduced from the initial punishment. He is accused of causing a bench clearing by fighting Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Guardians,” it was reported. 

Anderson’s disciplinary action will take effect on the 19th. Accordingly, on the 19th and 21st, we will watch the Colorado Rockies 3 consecutive games and the home game against the Seattle Mariners on the 22nd and 23rd on TV. Anderson’s expected return game is a home game against Seattle on the 24th. 

On the 6th, a scuffle between the White Sox and Cleveland players took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It was the bottom of the sixth with Cleveland trailing 0-5. Ramirez, who appeared from second base with one out, hit an RBI double, attempted a head-first slide, and passed his body between the legs of shortstop Anderson, who was on second base. 

After being judged safe, Ramirez got up from his seat and exchanged a few words with Anderson before pushing the referee and continuing the fist fight. Anderson got into a boxing stance first and then punched Ramirez in the face with his right arm, which Ramirez responded with a punch. After that, the bench clearing broke out and the ground quickly became a mess. 

Two days after the incident, Major League Baseball announced a penalty for clearing the bench. Anderson, who punched first, was suspended for six games, and Ramirez, who also threw a fist, was suspended for three games. It was a punishment that included a fine.

The two players immediately appealed to the MLB Office. As a result, only Anderson’s punishment was finally confirmed as 5 games, with one game reduced. Ramirez has already served a two-game suspension. 

Anderson said on his SNS, “I will not make excuses for what I said and did at the time. I am entirely responsible for this situation,” he said in a message of apology, saying, “I will try to finish the season by playing baseball that can help the team return after the suspension.”

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