Strickland gets 6-game suspension after Giants, Nationals brawl, Harper gets 4

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 05:07PM
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, left, prepares to hit San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP PHOTO)
SAN FRANCISCO - Discipline has been handed down to both San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper after a bench-clearing brawl during Monday's game at AT&T Park, according the Major League Baseball.

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Strickland received a six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Harper with a pitch, and inciting the bench-clearing incident as well as fighting. Harper received a four-game suspension for charging the mound and throwing his helmet during the fight.


Both will have to pay undisclosed fines.

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The suspensions are effective immediately. Both players have elected to appeal, so the respective discipline will be held in abeyance until the process is completed.

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