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Report: A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano, Astros coach Alex Cintron to receive ‘lengthy’ suspensions following brawl

Jesse Reed
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Aug 9, 2020; Oakland, California, USA; Benches clear during the seventh inning between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros engaged in a benches-clearing brawl when Ramon Laureano was hit for the second time in the game. Now, MLB is expected to come down hard with some suspensions.

Ramon Laureano, Astros’ Alex Cintron expected to land lengthy suspensions

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, both Laureano and Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron are expected to receive lengthy suspensions for their role in the brawl.

For Laureano, his suspension will obviously be for charging Houston’s dugout. Cintron will be suspended because he instigated the entire brawl by jawing at Laureano.

MLB had indicated it would be taking significant disciplinary actions against anyone for engaging in this type of activity during the 2020 season. With COVID-19 being a major issue the league is attempting to overcome, a benches-clearing brawl is exactly what it doesn’t need to happen.

Now, we’ll get to see what type of response MLB has for what transpired on Sunday.