Kennedy gets 10-game suspension from MLB
JUN 14, 2013 11:44a ET
Along with the suspended players, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero and outfielder Gerardo Parra were fined undisclosed amounts for their roles in the brawl.
The following suspensions were handed down to the Dodgers:
-- Pitcher J.P. Howell and infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker each receiver two-game suspensions for "aggressive actions during the incidents."
-- Hitting coach Mark McGwire received a two-game suspension for "his conduct during the incidents."
-- Pitcher Ronald Belisario received a one-game suspension for "aggressive actions during the incidents."
-- Manager Don Mattingly received a one-game suspension for "the actions of his Club and for his conduct during the incident."
Kennedy is scheduled to start on Sunday against San Diego, although he could appeal and make his scheduled appearance. Beginning next Monday, the Diamondbacks have two days off over an eight-game stretch, so it's possible he could file an appeal, drop it and begin serving on Monday, which would lessen the impact on the starting rotation.
ennedy's suspension, the league explained, was issued for "throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke" after warnings had already been issued. Gibson got one game as a result of Kennedy's actions.
Hinske's suspension came as a bit more of a surprise, but after reviewing footage of the bench-clearing incident, MLB disciplined him for "leaving the dugout and for his aggressive actions during the incidents."
Like the D-backs, all suspended Dodgers personnel received fines, as did Greinke and outfielder Yasiel Puig. Perhaps the biggest surprise in the discipline was Puig's lack of suspension after the rookie threw punches during the fracas and was ejected for instigating.
Also ejected from the game but not disciplined was D-backs assistant hitting coach Turner Ward, who umpires determined to be an instigator in the brawl.
The Dodgers were also fined for allowing players currently on the disabled list to leave the dugout. Neither team will be allowed to have D.L. players in its dugout this weekend.
All players suspended and fined can appeal their discipline. Should they choose to do so, the discipline is delayed until the appeal process is complete.
Gibson and Mattingly are set to serve their suspensions Friday, and McGwire is to serve his suspension Friday and Saturday.
Kennedy was widely expected to get the lengthiest penalty for plunking Greinke, which Kennedy said was unintentional. Kennedy admitted to pitching inside to send a message about Greinke's plunking of Montero but said he did not mean to hit him.