MLB suspends four after Milwaukee Brewers-Pittsburgh Pirates brawl
Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider received a two-game penalty, with catcher Russell Martin also missing one game.
Snider and Martin plan to appeal the suspension and were penciled into the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Cincinnati. Martin said he was surprised at being disciplined.
Martin has a scheduled off day on Thursday in favor of backup Chris Stewart. It's possible he could sit out then to serve the suspension.
Benches cleared after Gomez and Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole exchanged words after Gomez's triple in the third inning. Snider came onto the field and tackled Gomez, getting a minor assist from Martin in the process.
Snider was then punched in the face by Maldonado, receiving a small gash under his left eye.