NEW YORK — Kansas City pitcher Yordano Ventura has been suspended nine games and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has been penalized four games after their brawl earlier this week.
Major League Baseball also fined each played an undisclosed amount Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
Ventura and Machado both have appealed their suspensions. They can continue to play until the process is complete.
Ventura hit Machado in the back with a 99 mph fastball in the fifth inning Tuesday night in Baltimore. Machado charged the mound and punched Ventura in the head as the benches emptied.
The Orioles play Thursday night in Toronto. The Royals next play Friday night in Chicago against the White Sox.