SS for the White Sox Tim Anderson has been suspended after making physical contact with the umpire.
Shortstop for the Chicago White Sox Tim Anderson has been suspended for three games for making contact with an umpire during a game this week, according to Major League Baseball.
Anderson’s suspension was announced by MLB Senior Vice President of On-Field Operations Mike Hill on Wednesday.
In the ninth inning of Monday’s 8-7 win against the Detroit Tigers, Anderson collided with umpire Tim Timmons amid a bench-clearing altercation.
Anderson was also fined an undisclosed amount. The infielder for the White Sox was supposed to be suspended starting Wednesday night, but he decided to appeal. In a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, he finished 1 for 4 with his 17th home run of the season.
After Jose Abreu’s tumble into second base, the White Sox and Tigers’ benches have cleared.
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The contact between Timmons and the ump during the bench-clearing incident at second base was not shown on Monday’s game broadcast. Players and coaches exchanged words as both bullpens and dugouts emptied onto the area.
The White Sox (91-68) will play the Tigers (75-83) at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago at 7:10 p.m. CDT on Friday. With a win over the Cleveland Indians a week ago, the team claimed their first AL Central division title since 2008.
Anderson’s potential suspension would not impact his postseason eligibility.
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