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Torrealba Suspended Three Games for Fighting

By: AP
By: AP

Colorado catcher Yorvit Torrealba has been suspended for three games and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is being penalized four games following their tussle earlier this week.

Major League Baseball disciplinarian Bob Watson also fined both players undisclosed amounts.

Unless they appeal, Kemp is to start his suspension Thursday against the Chicago Cubs. Torrealba is set to begin his suspension Friday against Milwaukee.

Kemp and Torrealba tangled Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Kemp struck out on a pitch in the dirt for the final out of the eighth inning, and the ball rolled a few feet to the right of Torrealba.

Torrealba brushed Kemp from behind before picking up the ball and tagging him lightly in the chest. Kemp shoved Torrealba, and the Rockies catcher retaliated by shoving Kemp in the face with both hands.

Kemp and Torrealba wrestled on the infield grass as both benches and bullpens emptied.

Both players were ejected in the Rockies' 3-0 win.


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