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Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl: 8 suspended, including Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire, Howell, Schumaker, Belisario

A total of 12 players were fined and/or suspended for their actions during the brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night.


The folks at MLB needed an extra two days to review the large volume of footage of Tuesday's brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium, and on Friday the league levied its punishment. In all, five players, a coach and two managers were suspended for a total of 24 games, and four players were fined an undisclosed amount.

But mostly, the Dodgers didn't really get hurt at all in the punishment department.

Ian Kennedy was suspended 10 games "for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the bottom of the seventh inning, after a warning had already been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game."

Eric Hinske was suspended five games for leaving the dugout and for "his aggressive actions," which included hitting/slapping Yasiel Puig in the face.

J.P. Howell and Skip Schumaker were each suspended for two games for "aggressive actions."

Ronald Belisario was suspended one game for "aggressive actions."

Hitting coach Mark McGwire was suspended two games "for his conduct during the incidents."

Both managers, Don Mattingly and Kirk Gibson, were suspended for one game; Mattingly "for the actions of his club and his conduct during the incidents" and Gibson for "the intentional actions of Kennedy after a warning had been issued."

Fines, but no suspensions, were also handed out to Zack Greinke, Puig, Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra.

Both managers will serve their one-game suspensions on Friday night. McGwire will serve his suspension Friday and Saturday in Pittsburgh.

The Dodgers were also fined for having players on the disabled list (namely, Chris Capuano and Josh Beckett) leave the dugout during the fracas. As an additional punishment, no Dodger on the disabled list will be allowed to sit in the dugout all weekend during their series at PNC Park.