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Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with umpire Tim Timmons during Monday’s benches-clearing incident with the Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball senior vice president of on-field operations Michael Hill announced Wednesday.
The suspension is for regular-season games — Anderson would not have to sit out a playoff game — and he has appealed.
“I call BS 100,” Anderson tweeted.
Sox first baseman José Abreu was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning Monday at Comerica Park. It was the 21st time he has been hit by a pitch this season.
Moments later, Abreu attempted to advance to second on a wild pitch. The Tigers took issue with his slide, and the benches cleared. The incident leading to the suspension was not visible on the broadcast.
Anderson was in the starting lineup Wednesday for the series finale against the Cincinnati Reds at Guaranteed Rate Field.