Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch behind Yermín Mercedes of the Chicago White Sox during the top of the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s game at Target Field. Michael Hill, Major League Baseball’s Senior Vice President for On-Field Operations, made the announcement Thursday.
In addition, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine as a result of Duffey’s actions. Baldelli will serve his suspension in the second game of today’s doubleheader vs. the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim.
The suspension of Duffey had been scheduled to begin Thursday, when the Twins were playing a doubleheader vs. the Angels. However, Duffey has elected to appeal. Thus, the discipline will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.