MLB Suspends Players for Yankees - Blue Jays Brawl

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NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto pitcher
Jesse Carlson have each been suspended for three games following
their bench-clearing brawl.

New York general manager Brian Cashman told The Associated Press
on Wednesday that Posada would not appeal his penalty. Yankees utilityman Shelley Duncan also was expected to get suspended by Major League Baseball.

Toronto manager Cito Gaston said Carlson also was fined $3,000. Gaston said Blue Jays catcher Rod Barajas was docked $1,000.

After a pair of Toronto players were hit by pitches Tuesday night, Carlson threw a fastball behind Posada late in the Blue Jays' 10-4 win. Moments later, Posada bumped Carlson after scoring a run, and the dugouts and bullpens emptied.