Suspensions are in (Was Originally Post Show Blog for 8-5-08 which i overwrote like an Idiot -siano)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2008
WHITE SOX-ROYALS DISCIPLINE ISSUED
Discipline has been issued to two players and the managers of both Clubs as the result of on-field incidents in Sunday’s game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Royals catcher Miguel Olivo has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for charging the mound, which incited the bench-clearing incident during the bottom of the fifth inning, and for throwing a punch during the incident.
Royals pitcher Zack Greinke has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at a batter during the top of the seventh inning after warnings had been issued to both Clubs following the bench-clearing incident.
Royals manager Trey Hillman has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for the intentional actions of Greinke after warnings had been issued earlier in the game.
The suspensions of both Olivo and Greinke had been scheduled to begin tonight, when the Royals host the Boston Red Sox. Both Olivo and Greinke have elected to appeal. Thus, their suspensions will be held in abeyance until the process is complete. Hillman will serve his suspension tonight.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his aggressive actions during the incident, which included making contact with Umpire Tim Timmons, and for his comments following the game. Guillen will begin to serve his suspension tonight, when the White Sox host the Detroit Tigers.