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White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson suspended three games

Jul 29, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Umpire Nick Mahrley (48) and Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) have an altercation during the seventh inning of the teams game against the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended three games for making contact with umpire Nick Mahrley in Friday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.

Anderson will appeal the suspension making him eligible to play until he has a hearing in the matter with MLB. He was also fined an undisclosed amount.

In the seventh inning of Friday’s game, Anderson was arguing a called strike by Mahrley. He was ejected along with manager Tony La Russa. The tip of Anderson’s helmet appeared to make contact with Mahrley during the argument.

Anderson also was suspended for two games earlier this year for making contact with an umpire in September of last season during an on-field incident with the Detroit Tigers.

Anderson, who was an All-Star in each of the past two seasons, is batting .310 with six home runs and 25 RBIs in 71 games. In seven seasons, all with the White Sox, the 29-year-old is batting .288 with 97 home runs and 313 RBIs in 764 games.

–Field Level Media