Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth of the New York Yankees has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch at Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox during the top of the seventh inning of the Thursday, April 17th game between the Clubs at Yankee Stadium.
Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement. Farnsworthâ€™s suspension had been scheduled to begin tonight, when New York plays at Baltimoreâ€™s Camden Yards. However, he has elected to file an appeal. Thus, the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
This is the third time Farnsworth has been suspended in the last six seasons. He served two games in 2003 for his role in a brawl and five games in 2005 for another brawl. MLB likely took that into account in this case.