The Blue Jays manager has been suspended for three games
Suspensions stemming from Sunday’s brawl in Texas have begun with Toronto manager John Gibbons and Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor.
The Blue Jays manager has received a three-game ban for returning to the field after being ejected earlier in the game. Gibbons’ qualifies as a “past offender” here as he has received a one-game suspension for the same type of incident before.
On the Texas side, the only suspension to be reported thus far is to Rougned Odor, the second-baseman who sparked the brawl with a punch to the jaw of Jose Bautista.
Comparing three games for Gibbons to eight games for Odor, considering what each party did, is clearly a difficult conversation to wrap one’s head around, but the precedent of Gibbons’ past suspension make that another discussion entirely.
It is expected that Odor will try to appeal his suspension to have the total games cut down. The league has also fined him $5,000.
DeMarlo Hale is likely next in line to manage the Jays in Gibbons’ absence.
Jose Bautista reportedly gets a one-game suspension.
One game for Elvis Andrus, and Chris Cotillo is reporting that Kevin Pillar has been fined (but not suspended). Davidi also reports that Josh Donaldson has not been suspended.
This suspension for Chavez clearly turns the spotlight on Matt Bush, but reports indicate that odor will be the only Ranger suspended.
Updates will be provided as they come.