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Rougned Odor gets an eight-game suspension, Jose Bautista gets one game

MLB Network's Kevin Millar weighs in on what led to the Blue Jays and Rangers brawl, plus baseball's unwritten rules.

Update (6:35 PM EDT, Bill Baer): Here’s the full rundown for those that want it quick:

  • Blue Jays

    • First base coach Tim Leiper: One game suspension and a fine [Source]
    • Pitcher Jesse Chavez: Three game suspension [Source]
    • Outfielder Jose Bautista: One game suspension [Source]
    • Third baseman Josh Donaldson: Fined $1,000 but not suspended [Source]
    • Manager John Gibbons: Suspended three games [Source]
    • Outfielder Kevin Pillar: Fined [Source]
    • Bench coach DeMarlo Hale: Fined [Source]
  • Rangers

    • Pitcher Matt Bush: Fined but not suspended [Source]
    • Shortstop Elvis Andrus: One game suspension [Source]
    • Second baseman Rougned Odor: Eight game suspension [Source]
    • Pitcher Sam Dyson: Fined [Source]
    • Catcher Robinson Chirinos: Fined [Source]
    • Pitcher A.J. Griffin: Fined [Source]
    • Bench coach Steve Buechele: Fined [Source]


Major League Baseball has not yet officially released its ruling, but Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Rougned Odor has received an eight-game suspension for his fight with Jose Bautista on Sunday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that he has also received a $5,000 fine. He is appealing the discipline.

Jose Bautista received a one-game suspension for his role in the fracas. With his role, primarily, being clocked on the jaw by Odor, but I guess it takes two to tango.

In addition to Odor and Bautista, Ken Rosenthal reports that Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has been suspended for three games for returning to the field during the brawl that followed Odor’s punch. Gibbons had been ejected earlier in the game. Also, Elvis Andrus was suspended one game for throwing a punch and Kevin Pillar.

Odor’s eight games will probably seem light to some given his pretty impressive punch to Bautista’s jaw and given how quickly footage of it went viral, but eight games for on-field incidents like this is a pretty standard sort of penalty. Personally I speculated that MLB would hit Odor harder than that given how rare actual fights are these days and given the social media reach these figurative black eyes entail these days, but at the end of the day a disciplinary act has to be relate to precedent lest it be overturned in a lengthy and unpleasant arbitration proceeding.

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