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Boyd receives fine for incident against Twins

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DETROIT -- Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd received a fine on Monday from Major League Baseball as part of its discipline from Saturday's incident with Twins slugger Miguel Sano. However, Boyd avoided a suspension, which should be a relief to the Tigers as they deal with an injury-depleted roster this week.

Sano received a one-game suspension, which he is appealing.

DETROIT -- Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd received a fine on Monday from Major League Baseball as part of its discipline from Saturday's incident with Twins slugger Miguel Sano. However, Boyd avoided a suspension, which should be a relief to the Tigers as they deal with an injury-depleted roster this week.

Sano received a one-game suspension, which he is appealing.

According to the release from MLB, Boyd was fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch at Sano, and Sano was suspended for aggressive actions which caused benches to clear. So while the determination that led to Boyd's ejection didn't change, he avoided suspension, which means he can make his next turn in the Tigers' rotation on Friday against the White Sox.

Video: DET@MIN: Sano and Boyd get ejected in Minnesota

Boyd was ejected from Saturday's game for a fifth-inning delivery that sailed behind Sano's back. It came two innings after JaCoby Jones was hit in his mouth by a pitch from Twins reliever Justin Haley.

Sano stepped out of the batter's box and pointed at Boyd, who stepped off the mound. Home-plate umpire Jordan Baker and catcher James McCann stepped in between before anything escalated, but benches cleared after Sano shoved McCann away.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck's Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.

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