Mat Latos

Ventura-Machado suspended for brawl

Ventura-Machado suspended for brawl

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has been suspended nine games and Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been penalized four games after their brawl this week. 

Major League Baseball on Thursday also fined the players an undisclosed amount. They have appealed their suspensions and can continue playing until the process is complete. 

Ventura hit Machado in the back with a 99-mph fastball in the fifth inning Tuesday night at Baltimore. Machado charged the mound and punched Ventura in the head as the benches emptied.


Right-hander Mat Latos was designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox, who signed first...