New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine by Major League Baseball on Monday for making comments toward Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson during Saturday’s game.
“MLB has completed the process of speaking to the individuals involved in this incident. There is no dispute over what was said on the field,” said Michael Hill, Major League Baseball’s senior vice president for on-field operations. “Regardless of Mr. Donaldson’s intent, the comment he directed toward Mr. Anderson was disrespectful and in poor judgment, particularly when viewed in the context of their prior interactions. In addition, Mr. Donaldson’s remark was a contributing factor in a bench-clearing incident between the teams, and warrants discipline.”
Donaldson is planning to appeal the suspension. However, he was placed on the COVID-19 injured list minutes before the league announced the suspension.