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Dodgers, D-backs brawl punishments: Eight suspended, including Ian Kennedy for 10 games

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(USA Today)

Major League Baseball made official on Friday its punishments related to Tuesday's Los Angeles Dodgers-Arizona Diamondbacks brawls. After mulling it over a few days, the league suspended eight players/coaches — Ian Kennedy leading the list with 10 games — and fined four players, including Yasiel Puig.

Here's a rundown of the discipline by MLB:

• Ian Kennedy of the Diamondbacks: 10-game suspension.

Eric Hinske of the Diamondbacks: five-game suspension.

• J.P. Howell, Skip Schumaker and Mark McGwire of the Dodgers: two-game suspensions each.

Ronald Belisario and Don Mattingly of the Dodgers and Kirk Gibson of the Diamondbacks: one-game suspensions each.

• Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke of the Dodgers and Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra of the Diamondbacks: all fined an undisclosed amount, but not suspended.

• The players/coaches suspended were all fined an undisclosed amount too.

• The Dodgers as a team were assessed an additional fine for letting players from the disabled list leave the bench.

There's nothing too surprising here. Ian Kennedy's 10-gamer was what many expected. Hinske getting a longer suspension than both Howell and Belisario is unexpected, since both of those Dodgers seemed just as aggressive (if not more) than Hinske.

All these fines and suspensions, of course, are subject to appeal. The Dodgers are in Pittsburgh on Friday, starting a series with the Pirates, while the D-backs are played in the Padres in San Diego.

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