MLB: 12 ​​suspended after mass brawl between Mariners and Angels

Three Mariners players have been suspended. Jesse Winker, who charged the Angels bench after being hit by a pitch from Andrew Wantz, received a seven-game ban, JP Crawford five and Julio Rodriguez two.

Nine Angels players and coaching staff were also suspended, including manager Phil Nevin for 10 games.

Anthony Rendon is suspended for five games after returning from injury, Wantz for three games, Ray Tepera for three games and Raisel Iglesias for two games.

Suspensions were also issued to the Angels’ assistant pitching coach, bench coach, interpreter and catcher coach.

All three Mariners players will appeal, MLB said on its website, and the team is able to stagger the suspensions so all three don’t miss out at once.

“If they throw [Wantz] outside it stops,” Winker said Monday, per MLB. If he hits me and they eject him, I go to first base. If the casting guy and his manager don’t talk, nothing happens. But they were talking, and I didn’t want to talk.
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“As far as I’m concerned, it’s done,” Winker added. “We’re just going to worry about the next time we face them beating them. That’s all that matters.

“Nobody’s here to talk to the media with a ‘tough guy’ and nobody’s here to do this and that or talk about fines, suspensions, whatever. It’s going to happen no matter what, so we’re going to beat them.”

With the Mariners already feeling aggrieved that an earlier pitch thrown by Wantz in Sunday’s game was close to Julio Rodriguez’s head, Wantz then hit Winker in the hip.

This sparked angry scenes as a furious Winker headed for the Angels bench, leading to both benches emptying and ultimately resulting in eight ejections.

Wantz received his three-game ban for intentionally throwing Winker, MLB said, and will not appeal. However, Tepera and Iglesias are appealing and were able to play against the Boston White Sox on Monday.


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