Athletics

Ramón Laureano to appeal six-game suspension after A's-Astros brawl

Athletics

A's outfielder Ramón Laureano elected to appeal his six-game suspension from the league following a benches-clearing brawl during the A’s 7-2 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday, MLB announced.

Astros hitting coach Alex Cintrón was suspended 20 games for his role in the incident for insulting Laureano’s mother and provoking him to come toward the visiting dugout.

Cintrón issued a public apology Tuesday saying he did not insult Laureano’s mother:

Laureano, on Monday, told reporters he regretted charging after Cintrón.

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Laureano and A’s catcher Austin Allen both were ejected following the scuffle while all members of the Astros, not including manager Dusty Baker who was ejected earlier in an unrelated incident, remained in the game.

Since Laureano elected to appeal, the suspension, which originally was scheduled to begin Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels, will be pending until the appeal process is complete. 

 

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