Dave Roberts is suspended for fight in game against Padres

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was suspended in a Major League game for his Friday altercation with San Diego Padres’ helmsman Andy Green.

Roberts will serve his punishment on Saturday night when the Dodgers and Padres are re-measured, according to MLB Major League Baseball official Joe Torre’s statement.

Roberts will also have to pay a fine whose amount was not disclosed. Green and Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood also received economic sanctions.
Roberts pushed Green during an argument in the first inning, which caused both benches to drain near the plate.

The altercation arose after Wood threatened to hit Venezuelan Jose Pirela because he thought the Padres’ runner was giving him the location of his pitches to the batters from second base.

Roberts also made contact with umpire Sam Holbrook when he went after Green. At the end of the meeting, Roberts said that “it was possibly too hot.”

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