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Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa, Mike Wright suspended for plunking

Sep 16, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Mike Wright Jr. (48) leaves a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels after umpire Bill Welke (3) throws him out during the ninth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 16, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Mike Wright Jr. (48) leaves a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels after umpire Bill Welke (3) throws him out during the ninth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa and pitcher Mike Wright were suspended Saturday for Wright’s hitting of Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani with a pitch earlier in the week.

La Russa served his one-game suspension Saturday vs. the Texas Rangers. Wright was suspended for three games but is appealing.

Wright was ejected for plunking Ohtani with two outs in the ninth inning of Chicago’s 9-3 loss to the Angels on Thursday. La Russa was ejected for arguing. Wright hit Ohtani in the calf.

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