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Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson suspended three games

Sep 23, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) and third base coach Joe McEwing (47) celebrate after the White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians and clinched the American League Central Division at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) and third base coach Joe McEwing (47) celebrate after the White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians and clinched the American League Central Division at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended for three games Wednesday for making contact with an umpire earlier this week.

Anderson is appealing and is in the lineup for Chicago’s game against visiting Cincinnati on Wednesday night. He also fined an undisclosed amount, MLB said in its release.

Anderson made contact with umpire Tim Timmons during the ninth-inning fracas in Chicago’s 8-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday. The benches cleared after Jose Abreu and Tigers shortstop Niko Goodrum exchanged words at second base. Abreu had just been plunked and slid hard into second.

Timmons was the second base umpire.

Anderson is hitting .301 with 16 home runs and 91 runs scored on the season. He has 18 stolen bases. He earned his first All-Star appearance this season.

–Field Level Media