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MLB Suspends 4 For Roles In Brewers-Pirates Brawl

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Martin Maldonado #12 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses for a portrait on photo day at the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Complex in Maryvale, Arizona on February 23, 2014. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Martin Maldonado #12 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses for a portrait on photo day at the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Complex in Maryvale, Arizona on February 23, 2014. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Maldonado has also been fined $2,500.

Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider must sit two games, with Russell Martin also missing one game.

Snider plans to appeal the suspension and was penciled in the lineup for Tuesday night’s game against Cincinnati. Martin also will play on Tuesday. He hasn’t decided whether to appeal but added he was “surprised” at being disciplined.

Martin is already scheduled to have the day off on Thursday in favor of backup Chris Stewart. It’s possible he could sit out Thursday to serve the suspension.

Benches cleared after Gomez and Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole exchanged words after Gomez’s triple in the third inning. Snider came onto the field and tackled Gomez, getting a minor assist from Martin in the process.

Snider was then punched in the face by Maldonado. He suffered a bruised right eye, but passed concussion tests Monday.

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