Rockies' Nolan Arenado, Gerardo Parra suspended for roles in brawl with Padres

Posted April 14, 2018

Major League Baseball on Friday announced disciplinary measures against four players for their roles in the Wednesday brawl between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. As MLB.com's AJ Cassavell tweets, the two primary combatants - star Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado and San Diego righty Luis Perdomo - are each slated to sit for a five-game stretch. Perdomo, Arenado, Parra and Baumann all received undisclosed fines in addition to their suspensions.

Nolan Arenado clearly doesn't think the punishment fits the incident, but the Rockies' All-Star third baseman is going to deal with his five-game suspension as best he can. "I just defended myself".

Padres reliever Buddy Baumann will also be suspended for one game. Ellis and shortstop Freddy Galvis.

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Outfielder Gerardo Parra will be suspended for 4 games and will face a fine for fighting.

No appeals have been announced as of yet, but if the players do decide to appeal, their suspensions will be put off until the motions are heard.

Arenado, who is a perennial MVP candidate, immediately charged Perdomo. Baumann was optioned to Triple-A El Paso, and will serve that suspension upon his return to the Major Leagues.

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"We'll talk about all of that after tonight's game and go from there", Arenado said. Tony Wolters hit a bases-loaded, two-run single that center fielder Franchy Cordero misplayed to allow another run to score.

The Padres host the San Francisco Giants Friday night in the second game of a four-game series at Petco Park.

Arenado said he would appeal the suspension, as will Parra.

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