After Monday’s fight between Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland, everyone knew suspensions would be coming. On Tuesday, MLB’s Chief Baseball Office Joe Torre made it official by levying a six-game suspension against Strickland and a four-game suspension on Harper.
The press release from the league, which can be seen below, did specifically mention Harper’s throw of his helmet toward Strickland. Both players also received undisclosed fines. In addition, both Strickland and Harper will appeal their suspensions, which means their discipline will not go into effect yet and both can continue playing with their teams.
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) May 30, 2017
With the Giants and Nationals set to face off again tonight, it’ll be interesting to see if Harper is in the lineup and whether or not Strickland enters the game if needed to relieve. Stay tuned to KNBR.com for pregame comments from Bruce Bochy and more on the suspensions.