MLB suspends Carlos Gomez, 3 others for part in brawl

Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, including Carlos Gomez and former Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider.

Brewers OF will appeal along with Pirates' Martin, Snider

Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, left, takes down the Brewers' Carlos Gomez, middle, as Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams during the third inning on April 20. On Wednesday, Gomez dropped his appeal and began serving a three-game suspension. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

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 and will accept his suspension while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider must sit two games, with Russell Martin also missing one game.

Gomez, Snider and Martin will appeal their suspensions.

There was no immediate word on whether the players plan to appeal. Snider and Martin were in Pittsburgh's initial posted lineup before Tuesday night's game against Cincinnati.

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, receiving a small gash under his left eye.

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