Nyjer Morgan Suspended Eight Games for Role in Bench-Clearing Brawl


NEW YORK — Washington Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan has received an eight-game suspension stemming from his part in a brawl during a game against the Florida Marlins.

Major League Baseball handed out punishments Friday to six players, both managers and a coach after reviewing Wednesday night's game.

For the Marlins, pitcher Chris Volstad received a six-game suspension. Pitcher Alex Sanabia is suspended for five games, first baseman Gaby Sanchez for three, and manager Edwin Rodriguez for one game. Pitcher Jose Veras received a fine.

Nationals pitcher Doug Slaten gets a three-game suspension. Manager Jim Riggleman is suspended for two games, and third base coach Pat Listach for three games.

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