Cleveland Guardians star Jose Ramirez was again within the lineup for Sunday’s sequence finale in opposition to the Chicago White Sox – the day after he obtained right into a struggle with shortstop Tim Anderson.
Ramirez was slotted in because the designated hitter. The White Sox saved Anderson out for the sport.
MLB was nonetheless reviewing the brawl, which took about quarter-hour for umpires to kind out. Six folks in whole have been ejected from the sport. The Guardians and White Sox begin their sport at 12:05 p.m. ET.
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White Sox supervisor Pedro Grifol stated Anderson wasn’t injured and being out of the lineup was a deliberate time without work. He stated Chicago is resting Andrew Benintendi and Andrew Vaughn.
“He is OK,” Grifol stated of Anderson. “He was going to get a time without work as we speak similar to Bennie and Vaughn. It won’t look that means, however it’s what it’s.”
He didn’t wish to talk about specifics of the altercations or doable self-discipline and prevented characterizing Anderson’s actions.
“I am not going to get into that,” Grifol stated. “I’ve had my conversations with Tim, however I am not going to get into something that occurred final evening. I will let MLB care for all that stuff however I am not going to speak concerning the struggle.”
Guardians supervisor Terry Francona didn’t have a media availability earlier than the sport.
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The struggle occurred within the backside of the sixth inning because the White Sox led 5-1. Ramirez slid into second base beneath Anderson’s legs. The 2 had phrases and the gloves got here off. Ramirez dropped Anderson as the 2 fought and have been later separated.
Speaking concerning the struggle, Ramirez had phrases for Anderson.
“I felt I used to be in a position to land one,” Ramirez stated by a translator.
“He’s been disrespecting the sport for some time,” he continued. “When he does one thing like that on the bases, he can get any person out of the sport. So I used to be telling him to cease doing that. After he tapped me actually laborious, greater than wanted, he stated he needed to struggle and I needed to defend myself.”
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Anderson was not accessible to remark after the sport. Each Ramirez and Anderson, together with the 4 others who have been despatched to the showers early, face a prolonged suspension. Anderson needed to bodily be carried off the sector.
The Related Press contributed to this report.