Major League Baseball reviewed the Sunday fight between Texas Rangers' infielder and Toronto Blue Jays' outfielder Jose Bautista, and has dropped the hammer on the 22-year-old Venezuelan.
Ordor was dealt an eight-game suspension on Tuesday, according to CBS' Jon Heyman, who also noted that Odor plans to appeal the decision. Yahoo's Jeff Passan also noted that Odor will be fined $5,000.
In addition to Odor's supsension, Bautista was issued a one-game suspension, while Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was dealt a 3-game suspension. Here are the official tallies, via MLB:
The brawl had been in the works since last season, but erupted in an instance. Bautista, who famously launched an epic — and controversial —bat-flip in the seventh inning of a pivotal Game 5 of the ALCS against the Rangers last season, was drilled by pitcher Matt Bush in the eighth inning, in relation.
He then attempted to take second base on a ground ball, and slid hard into Odor, with his spikes up. Odor, who has a history of hotheadedness, did not take kindly to Bautista's actions, and promptly drilled the Blue Jays' slugger on the jaw with a right hook.
The eight-game suspension is roughly in the ballpark for typical brawl-related penalties. Royals' pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games last season for his role in reigniting a melee between his team and the Chicago White Sox. Ventura's teammate, pitcher Edinson Volquez, earned a five-game suspension for throwing — and missing — a huge haymaker at White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
In actually connecting with Bautista's jaw, Odor may have been in line to earn a larger suspension, and eight games may be just that.
But considering the self-policing that takes place in baseball, the suspension to Odor will not be the end to the feud between the two teams.