Arlington, Texas: Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Wright was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games on Saturday and manager Tony La Russa for one, which concluded that Wright intentionally threw at Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani. .
Wright appealed the suspension issued by former Marlins general manager Michael Hill, MLB’s senior vice president for on-field operations. The discipline will be kept in abeyance until the appeal is decided by MLB Special Adviser John McHale Jr.
The manager’s suspension is served immediately, and La Russa was ruled out of the Chicago game in Texas on Saturday. Bench coach Miguel Cairo dugout in the absence of La Rosas.
Wright was ruled out after hitting Ohtani with a fastball with two outs in the ninth inning on Thursday during the Angels’ 9-3 win at Anaheim. La Russa was dropped for the third time this season.
Two days earlier, Chicago’s Yon Moncada, Luis Robert and Jose Abreu were hit by the pitches when the White Sox defeated the Angels in the first match of the three-match series.
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