30 September (WNN) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson received a three-game suspension this week for making contact with an umpire during a game, Major League Baseball announced.
MLB’s senior vice president of on-field operations, Mike Hill, announced Anderson’s suspension on Wednesday.
Anderson approached umpire Tim Timmons during a bench-clearing incident in the ninth inning of an 8-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
Anderson also received an unspecified fine. His suspension was due to begin Wednesday night, but the White Sox fielder chose to appeal. He scored 1 for 4 to score his 17th home run of the season in a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
During the bench-clearing incident at second base in the broadcast of Monday’s game, Timmons’ contact with the ump was not seen. Both the bullpen and the dugout area emptied and the players and coaches exchanged words.
The White Sox (91-68) will next host the Tigers (75-83) at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday at 7:10 p.m. CDT. The team won its first AL Central Division title since 2008 with a win over the Cleveland Indians a week earlier.
Anderson’s potential suspension will not affect his eligibility after the season.