Angels-Mariners brawl: Jesse Winker, JP Crawford among 12 suspended for bench clearance fight

Angels-Mariners brawl: Jesse Winker, JP Crawford among 12 suspended for bench clearance fight

Getty Images

Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines following Sunday’s brawl between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels that resulted in eight ejections, including six players and both managers.

Between the two teams, including all team personnel, 12 people were disciplined.


  • Manager Phil Nevin is suspended for 10 games “for the intentional throwing of pitcher Andrew Wantz while warnings were in place”.
  • Injured third baseman Anthony Rendon is suspended for five games, which he will have to serve when he returns to play. (He is expected to miss the rest of this season, which would push the suspension to 2023.) Rendon is not also not allowed to sit on the Angels bench for the next seven games.
  • Pitcher Andrew Wantz is suspended for three games due to the aforementioned pitch.
  • Assistant pitching coach Dom Chiti received a five-game suspension “for his actions during the incident”.
  • Pitcher Ryan Tepera was suspended for three games for his actions.
  • Pitcher Raisel Iglesias received a two-game suspension for his actions.
  • Bench coach Ray Montgomery got two games for his actions.
  • Performer Manny Del Campo received two matches for his actions.
  • Catch coach Bill Haselman received a one-game suspension for his actions.


  • Outfielder Jesse Winker was suspended for seven games for “the actions that caused the incident and for fighting”.
  • Shortstop JP Crawford has been suspended for five games for fighting.
  • Mariners outfielder Julio Rodríguez got two games “for his actions.”

The seeds for the fight were planted Saturday night, when Mariners reliever Erik Swanson threw a high, tight pitch on Mike Trout. Trout and the Angels was the exception, and tempers flared on Sunday after Los Angeles’ Andrew Wantz pitched Julio Rodríguez and then dumped Jesse Winker.

Winker appeared to get into a howling match with interim Angels skipper Phil Nevin. Conditions worsened from there, with Winker and shortstop JP Crawford each throwing punches as part of a huge donnybrook.

“It doesn’t matter what was said,” Winker told “They threw a ball over Julio’s head, and I wasn’t really trying to talk to anyone.”

Angels closer Raisel Iglesias reignited the situation by throwing a container of sunflower seeds on the ground.

The Angels and Mariners had played eight games in 11 days.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *