Tim Anderson’s suspension reduced by 1 to 5 games, and the Chicago White Sox SS will start serving Friday

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson had his suspension from the brawl with the Cleveland Guardians reduced to five games, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.

It’s a reduction of one game following the initial MLB ruling on Aug. 7. Anderson appealed.

Anderson will miss the three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, which begins Friday at Coors Field in Denver, and the first two games of the home series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday and Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The ruling stems from the fight which broke out in the sixth inning on Aug. 5 at Progressive Field when Guardians third baseman José Ramírez doubled to right with one out and made a headfirst slide into second, where Anderson applied the tag. Words were exchanged before Anderson and Ramírez squared off near second base and traded swings.

Ramírez landed a right haymaker that leveled Anderson. The benches cleared, and it took 14 minutes to restore order.

Anderson was one of six people to receive suspensions as part of the fallout from the incident. Ramírez had his suspension reduced from three games to two, which he served Saturday and Sunday.

Sox manager Pedro Grifol and Guardians manager Terry Francona, closer Emmanuel Clase and third-base coach Mike Sarbaugh each served one-game suspensions.

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