KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox have been fined and six have been suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl this week.
Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, fellow starter Edinson Volquez suspended five games, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera suspended two games apiece for taking part in the benches-clearing fight Thursday night.
White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija were suspended five games.
All six players were fined an undisclosed amount Saturday, along with White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers.
In a statement released on Saturday afternoon, the Royals announced that all four of their players will be appealing the suspensions. They will remain eligible to play until the appeal process is completed.
On Saturday, Royals fans said that they think the suspensions aren’t fair.
“I think it’s bull,” said Royals fan John Michols. “I dont think the suspensions are equal or fair. Let them throw down, thats what I think.”
Royals fan Grant Naugle says that he’s surprised by the length of the suspensions.
“It hurts to have two starting pitchers both get suspended, but maybe we will work around the rotation and it wont affect us too much,” said Naugle.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.