Greinke, Kemp not mentioned in release from Major League Baseball
PHOENIX -- Jerry Hairston received a one-game suspension, but Matt Kemp and Zack Greinke received no discipline in the aftermath of Thursday night's brawl between the Dodgers and Padres.
Hairston was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount, while San Diego's Carlos Quentin was suspended eight games and fined an undisclosed amount. Both players appealed the action, so enforcement will be held in abeyance until a hearing.
Clayton Kershaw said Quentin should serve the suspension and be grateful it wasn't long.
"If he's smart, he'll take the suspension," Kershaw said after Friday's game vs. the D-backs. "Eight games is not nearly enough. For what he did, he should be OK with that."
According to a release from Major League Baseball executive Joe Garagiola Jr., Quentin's actions included "charging the mound and inciting the bench-clearing incident" after being hit by a Greinke pitch, sidelining the right-hander for two months with a broken collarbone.
Hairston, according to Garagiola, was suspended for "his actions during the incident."
After order had seemingly been restored, Hairston charged out of the Dodgers' dugout and toward the Padres dugout before being restrained. Hairston later explained he was going after a Padres player who was making fun of the injured Greinke.
Neither Greinke nor Kemp were mentioned in a release from MLB, even though they were ejected with Quentin and Greinke by umpires after the fracas. Kemp also had to be separated from Quentin in a chance meeting long after the game in the service tunnel under the stadium.