CHICAGO (CBS / AP) – White Sox aid thrower Jimmy Cordero has been suspended for three games, and manager Rick Renteria has been suspended for one game after Cordero hit Cubs catcher Willson Contreras with a throw in the 7th inning Friday night.
Contreras scored three run home runs from White Sox starter Dylan Cease in the third inning on Friday, then came out of the box with a sky-high bat-flip.
Four innings later, Cordero hit Contreras with a pitch, and home plate referee Dan Bellino dispatched Cordero, Renteria and White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.
Contreras said he hoped to be hit after his bat flip, although he did not intend to lift his stick as high as he did.
“I was pumped up,” he said. “I wear my emotions under my arms.”
Cordero said his hitting Contreras was not intentional and he only had a bad shot.
Saturday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced Cordero was suspended for three games, and fined an undisclosed amount for deliberately hitting Contreras.
Renteria has been suspended for one match and fined an undisclosed amount. Cooper also received an undisclosed fine.
Renteria will be serving his suspension Saturday night, in the second game of the season-ending series between the Cubs and the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Cordero has the option to appeal his hold.
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