Chicago White Sox Star Faces Two Games Shocking Suspension By MLB With a Massive Fine

Published 04/01/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

Someone has truly said, What goes around comes back around. Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox has been punished for his last season’s actions in the ballpark. Major League Baseball has suspended the White Sox shortstop for the first two games of the 2022 season.

On the opening day of the 2022 season, the Chicago White Sox will be without their superstar shortstop against Detroit Tigers. Apart from the two games suspension, Anderson has also been fined $10,000. 

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Notably, back in September 2021, during an altercation in the ballpark, Anderson made contact with an umpire. However, after an appeal to MLB, Anderson will not have to face full punishment. But still, missing the first two games might prove a bit costly for the White Sox.

Chicago White Sox SS Tim Anderson reduced his punishment after an appeal to MLB

After his appeal to MLB, the Chicago White Sox shortstop has been able to reduce his punishment. Now, instead of three matches, Anderson will miss only two league games. However, he will still have to pay the fine of $10.000.

Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Leury Garcia (28) celebrates with teammates Gavin Sheets (32) and Yoan Moncada (10) after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning during game three of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

When this incident occurred in the last season, Anderson had blamed umpire Tim Timmons for initiating the contact. As per Sports Illustrated, the White Sox SS didn’t bump into the umpire purposely. And coincidentally, the White Sox are playing against the Detroit Tigers on their opening day, against the same team when the incident took place.

However, there are not any official announcements from MLB regarding his suspension. But, the White Sox star himself revealed the news via Twitter. 

The visuals of that game are going viral on the internet. And when one looks closely, it is clearly visible that Anderson pushed the umpire on the field.

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Despite the surrounding controversies, Anderson had a fantastic season in 2021. With 17 homers and 18 stolen bases, he ended up playing his first All-Star game.

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With his fine performances throughout the year, Anderson guided the White Sox to win the AL Central division. And this year again, the Chicago Cubs are the favorite to win their division.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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