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Ortiz, Gregg suspended 4 games and fined for brawl; P Gonzalez gets 3, Showalter 1
BOSTON (AP) ' Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and Baltimore pitcher Kevin Gregg each have been suspended four games and fined for their parts in a July 8 bench-clearing brawl.
Orioles pitcher Mike Gonzalez is suspended three games, and manager Buck Showalter is suspended one game as part of the punishment handed out Thursday by Major League Baseball. Showalter will sit out Thursday night's game against the Cleveland Indians; the players can appeal.
In its statement, MLB says Gonzalez intentionally threw at Ortiz two days later after both sides had been warned.
Several players have been fined undisclosed amounts in connection with the three-day skirmish: Orioles pitcher Jim Johnson, Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Boston pitcher John Lackey.