Chicago’s Anderson suspended for middle finger, to appeal | Sports News


By TYLER MASON, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball on Friday for giving fans the middle finger during a game. Wednesday in Cleveland.

Anderson appealed the ban and remained in the lead lineup Friday night at Minnesota.

Anderson committed three errors in the first two innings of Chicago’s 11-1 loss Wednesday in the opener of a doubleheader. The frustrated 28-year-old made the gesture towards a fan while on the pitch.

This is the second time MLB has suspended Anderson this season. He served a two-game ban on opening weekend for making contact with referee Tim Timmons in the ninth inning of a game on September 27. Anderson successfully appealed that suspension after three games.

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Anderson is batting .333 with five RBIs and a home run heading into this week’s series in Minneapolis. He made his first All-Star team in 2021 and finished the season with an average of .309, 17 homers and 61 RBI to help lead the White Sox to an AL Central title.

Anderson has made five errors this season, all in his last two games. He only committed 10 during the whole of last season.

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