CHICAGO — Main League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for 3 video games and fined the All-Star an undisclosed quantity Saturday for making contact with plate umpire Nick Mahrley throughout an argument.
Anderson was within the White Sox lineup hitting leadoff Saturday in opposition to Oakland after he appealed the suspension, and he’ll stay energetic till his attraction is heard. It’s the third time he’s been disciplined by MLB up to now 12 months, together with a one-game ban overturned on attraction earlier this season.
Anderson and supervisor Tony La Russa have been ejected Friday in a 7-3 loss to the Athletics after a heated exchanged over a referred to as strike from reliever Domingo Acevedo that seemed to be excessive. The tip of Anderson’s helmet appeared to make contact with Mahrley.
Earlier than Saturday’s recreation, La Russa stated he watched video from the incident and stated, “I feel there’s an argument to be made in Tim’s favor, so we’ll see.
“Did you see how the interplay occurred?” La Russa added. “The way in which we see it, there’s an argument to be made that the umpire didn’t transfer again, he was shifting ahead as properly.”
Anderson missed the primary two video games of 2022 as punishment for making contact with an umpire throughout a bench-clearing incident final September. He was additionally suspended a recreation in April after directing an obscene gesture towards followers, however that ban was overturned on attraction.
Anderson is batting .310 with six homers and 25 RBIs.