Anderson will serve his one-game suspension Friday against the Tigers. Anderson was forced to miss a game after directing a racial slur towards Royals pitcher Brad Keller in a brawl which followed Keller hitting Anderson with a pitch Wednesday. Leury Garcia starts at shortstop in his absence.
Anderson has been suspended for one game because of language used during the benches-clearing incident in Wednesday's game against the Royals, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. It seems likely that Anderson will appeal this suspension, but that has not yet been reported. The White Sox begin a three-game series in Detroit this weekend, and Anderson has not yet been ruled out. If and when he serves a one-game suspension, Jose Rondon would likely start at shortstop.
Anderson will be suspended by MLB for his role in Wednesday's benches-clearing altercation, Stadium reports. This has not been confirmed by MLB or any of the White Sox's beat writers. It also flies in the face of common sense, as Anderson was essentially the victim in Wednesday's altercation. If he does indeed get handed a suspension, he would almost assuredly appeal the punishment, so he may not sit out any games this weekend.
Anderson went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run before being ejected from Wednesday's game against the Royals. Anderson hit a 418-foot blast during the fourth inning and was fairly demonstrative as he made his way toward first base, and he was plunked by Brad Keller in his next at-bat. Both players were then ejected after the benches cleared, though Anderson didn't really seem to do much to warrant the early exit. The 25-year-old is now slashing .424/.443/.678 with four home runs and six stolen bases.
Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Monday's 5-4 win over the Royals. Anderson, who has hit safely in 12 of 13 games, raised his average to an MLB-high .453 with his three knocks Monday. He's still the free-swinger he's always been, but Anderson is making more contact in 2019.
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