Puig's one-game suspension rescinded

Dodgers outfielder to make donation in lieu of appeal

June 28th, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- In a negotiated settlement, Dodgers outfielder 's one-game suspension has been rescinded and he instead will make a charitable donation.

Puig had appealed the one-game suspension he received for directing an obscene gesture at fans during the Dodgers' June 13 game in Cleveland.

But an agreement was reached between MLB and the MLB Players Association for Puig to make the donation in lieu of proceeding with the appeal process.

The incident happened after Puig homered. He later said fans in seats near the on-deck circle were heckling him and continued after he hit the home run. After that game, Puig apologized, saying he "stooped to their level."