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Pudge, Hunter suspended, fined for bench-clearing scuffle

Updated: September 10, 2008, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- New York Yankees catcher Ivan Rodriguez and Los Angeles Angels star Torii Hunter were suspended two games each Wednesday for their roles in a bench-clearing scuffle.

Rodriguez took an openhanded swing at Hunter after getting shoved in the back by Hunter, and both players were ejected Monday night.

Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, cited them for "violent and inappropriate actions."

"You expected something because there was a skirmish. ...

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