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Shohei Ohtani HBP will get White Sox supervisor La Russa, pitcher Wright suspended

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani was hit by a pitch as he batted throughout a sport Thursday evening. Now two members of the Chicago White Sox are paying the value.

Major League Baseball on Saturday suspended Chicago supervisor Tony La Russa and pitcher Mike Wright, alleging that Wright had deliberately thrown at Ohtani throughout the ninth inning of the Angels’ 9-Three win, hanging Ohtani within the calf.

La Russa mentioned Thursday he doubted Wright threw at Ohtani on goal.


“It wasn’t intentional,” the supervisor mentioned, in accordance with ESPN. “[Umpire crew chief Bill] Welke learn it incorrect.”

Two nights earlier, three Chicago batters – Yoan Moncada, Luis Robert and Jose Abreu – had been struck by Los Angeles pitchers. However La Russa claimed Chicago hadn’t retaliated.

Los Angeles Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani hits during a game against the Texas Rangers in Anaheim, California, Sept. 4, 2021. (Associated Press)

Los Angeles Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani hits throughout a sport in opposition to the Texas Rangers in Anaheim, California, Sept. 4, 2021. (Related Press)

Suspensions of managers are served instantly, so La Russa was absent from Chicago’s sport in opposition to the Texas Rangers on Saturday to serve his one-game penalty, with bench coach Miguel Cairo working the crew, ESPN reported.

Wright appealed his three-game suspension, which was issued by Michael Hill, MLB’s vp for on-field operations. MLB particular adviser John McHale Jr. will in the end resolve if the Wright should sit out for some time, ESPN reported.

The American League Central-leading White Sox managed solely three hits in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Texas. The Rangers and the Angels are the underside groups within the AL West, with Los Angeles 15 video games behind the division-leading Houston Astros and Texas 32 video games again.


Ohtani, the feeling from Japan who each pitches and fields, wasn’t injured Thursday and is scheduled to take the mound Sunday in opposition to the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, California. His pitching file is 9-2 with a 3.36 earned-run common. He’s 6-Zero in residence video games this season.

The Related Press contributed to this story.


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