Phillies' Silva, Two Reds Suspended
Jun. 20, 2003
NEW YORK (AP) _ Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Carlos Silva was suspended for six games and Cincinnati Reds teammates Adam Dunn and Sean Casey each drew three-game suspensions Friday for a brawl last week.
Casey and Silva both appealed the suspensions and will not serve them until hearings are held. Dunn negotiated his suspension down to two games and will serve it beginning Friday night. Silva's had been scheduled to start Friday and Casey's next Tuesday.
Phillies manager Larry Bowa also was suspended for one game for Silva's actions after a warning had been issued by the umpires.
All four were also fined by Bob Watson, major league baseball's vice president for on-field operations, for the brawl that took place in Cincinnati last Friday.
Silva was disciplined for intentionally throwing at Dunn, touching off the brawl.
Dunn was punished for charging the mound and acting aggressively. Casey was suspended for fighting.
Philadelphia pitcher Jose Mesa and catcher Todd Pratt were fined for their roles in the altercation.
Bowa was suspended for Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.