Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will not need to serve a one-game suspension after all for his double middle finger to Indians fans in Cleveland on June 13. The punishment has been rescinded, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
The suspension was rescinded in a negotiated settlement between MLB and the players union, per Gurnick, that will instead require Puig to make a charitable donation.
The incident in question happened after a two-run home run by Puig, who on his way back to the dugout flipped off some fans who had been heckling him all game.
Puig was originally suspended on June 14 and fined an undisclosed amount, but Puig appealed. The one game seemed excessive, considering Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins flipped off Detroit fans in April 2016 and was not suspended at all by MLB.
Middle fingers aside, June has been a fantastic month for Puig, who is hitting .306/.407/.583 with five home runs and five doubles in 23 games. Puig’s 14 home runs this season are more than he had in both 2016 (11) and 2015 (11).