Brawl has aftermath
Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp confronted San Diego’s Carlos Quentin Thursday night as they were leaving Petco Park in San Diego after the teams had a bench-clearing brawl that left Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken collarbone.
Kemp asked Quentin why he charged Greinke after getting hit by a pitch. Kemp walked up to Quentin near the players’ exit and the two went nose-to-nose before being separated.
Kemp, Quentin, Greinke and Jerry Hairston Jr. were ejected following a sixth-inning fight during Los Angeles’ 3-2 victory.
On Friday, Quentin was suspended eight games and Los Angeles infielder Hairston Jr. one game. Hairston incited a second melee when he ran across the field gesturing at someone in the Padres dugout.
Quentin and Hairston are playing, pending appeal by the players’ association.
Greinke will need surgery to repair his broken left collarbone, and the team says he is expected to return in eight weeks.
Reyes carted off
Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes was carted off the field after he appeared to hurt his left ankle while sliding into second base against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo.
The speedy Reyes was attempting to steal second and made a late slide just a couple steps from the bag. His left ankle rolled beneath him as he slid over second base.
Clearing the bases
Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball for “intentionally throwing” at New York’s Kevin Youkilis on Tuesday, the right-hander’s second penalty in two years for aiming at a hitter. … Oakland Athletics second baseman Scott Sizemore is scheduled for a second reconstructive surgery on his left knee Tuesday, another blow for the infielder and reigning A.L. West champions after he missed all of last season. … Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was a late scratch from the Marlins lineup with a sore left shoulder. … The New York Yankees have pushed back Andy Pettitte’s next scheduled start a few days because the left-hander is experiencing back spasms. … Atlanta Braves right-handed reliever Cristhian Martinez was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right shoulder, making room on the roster for recently acquired right-hander Luis Ayala. … The Toronto Blue Jays sent right-hander Edgar Gonzalez to Triple-A Buffalo to make room on the 25-man roster for outfielder Casper Wells.