TORONTO -- Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday's brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.
Major League Baseball on Monday also fined Sanchez an undisclosed sum for intentionally throwing at Alcides Escobar with warnings in place during the top of the eighth inning of Toronto's 7-6 win. Sanchez contends his pitch just got away.
Gibbons is to miss Monday night's home game against Minnesota. He was disciplined for coming back on the field when the benches cleared following Sanchez's pitch. Gibbons already had been ejected in the seventh inning.
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Sanchez's suspension is to start Monday night. If he appeals, his penalties will be held until the matter is settled.