Suspended: Arenado 5 Games, Parra 4, Both Appeal

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Gerardo Parra were both given suspensions for their roles in Wednesday's bench-clearing incident with the San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball announced Friday afternoon.

Arenado, who was given a five-game suspension, and Parra, who was suspended for four games, apparently are going to appeal the suspensions. They are both listed on the Rockies lineup card for Friday night's game against the Nationals. The suspensions were scheduled to begin Friday.

Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo, who threw the pitch behind Arenado that prompted the bench-clearing at Coors Field, also was handed a five-game suspension, and Padres reliever Buddy Baumann was given a one-game suspension. Baumann, who was optioned to Triple-A El Paso after the incident, will have to serve the penalty upon being recalled to the big leagues.

All four players also were fined, along with Padres catcher A.J. Ellis and infielder Freddy Galvin, and Rockies pitcher German Marquez.

Perdomo was suspended for inciting the bench-clearing, and Arenado for charging the mound after evading the pitcher from Perdomo. Parra was given the suspension for jumping into the melee.

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