Quentin suspended 8 games, Hairston 1 for brawl - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Quentin suspended 8 games, Hairston 1 for brawl

Posted:
(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi). San Diego Padres' Carlos Quentin and teammates battle the Los Angeles Dodgers after Quentin was hit by a pitch thrown by Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in the sixth inning of baseball game in San Diego, Thursday, April 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi). San Diego Padres' Carlos Quentin and teammates battle the Los Angeles Dodgers after Quentin was hit by a pitch thrown by Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in the sixth inning of baseball game in San Diego, Thursday, April 11, 2013.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -

Padres slugger Carlos Quentin was suspended eight games and Los Angeles infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. suspended one game by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl Thursday night.

Quentin rushed the mound after he was hit in the upper left arm by a pitch from Zack Greinke. The two players lowered their shoulders and Quentin slammed into Greinke, breaking the pitcher's left collarbone.

Hairston incited a second melee when he ran across the field gesturing at someone in the Padres dugout.

Quentin and Hairston are playing, pending appeal by the players' association.

Quentin also was fined $3,000. Hairston was fined, too, but the amount wasn't immediately known.

No discipline was announced for Greinke or Matt Kemp, both ejected along with Quentin and Hairston.

MLB is believed to be investigating Kemp's confrontation with Quentin as the players were leaving Petco Park after the game. The two went nose to nose before Padres pitcher Clayton Richard got between them. Police and security moved in and broke it up.

Greinke is scheduled to have surgery Saturday and miss eight weeks.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.