MLB Suspends Dempster Five Games
- Updated: August 20, 2013
Major league pitcher start every five or six games, depending on team off days, so in reality Dempster won’t miss any starts.
Dempster was not ejected after hitting Rodriguez in the second inning of the game. The MLB ruled that Dempster should have been ejected from the game by home plate umpire, Brian O’Nora.
In the opinion of Major League Baseball, Dempster intentionally hit Rodriguez.
After the game, ARod had this to say, “Whether you like me or hate, that was wrong, That was unprofessional and silly. It was kind of a silly way to get someone hurt on your team as well. You can’t start throwing at people,”
MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola, Jr. made the announcement the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Yankees manager, Joe Girardi, was also fined by the league.