San Francisco Giants pitcher George Kontos will still have to serve a three-game suspension, even though he was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday.
Kontos will have to serve the suspension and pay an undisclosed fine when he is brought back to the major league club. The penalty is for intentionally throwing at the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game at PNC Park.
Both teams had been issued a warning about throwing at each other earlier in the game by umpires.
Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Kontos can appeal the penalty.
Also, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was suspended for Wednesday's game at Pittsburgh for Kontos' intentional actions even after the umpires' warning was issued.