Herrera suspended 5 games, Ventura fined for pitches during Oakland A’s series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In an announcement Tuesday afternoon, the MLB says Kansas City Royals pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura have received discipline for their roles in on-field incidents during the Club’s weekend series against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.

Herrera received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Brett Lawrie of the A’s in the top of the eighth inning of the Sunday, April 19th game, with warnings in place.

Ventura has received an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Lawrie in the top of the fourth inning of the Saturday, April 18th game.

Unless appealed, Herrera’s suspension is scheduled to begin Tuesday night, when the Royals are to continue their home series against the Minnesota Twins. If appealed, Herrera’s suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

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