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White Sox SS Tim Anderson Suspended for Flipping Off Crowd

The suspension would have taken place Friday, but Anderson is appealing the ban.
Tim Anderson Middle Finger Suspension Chicago White Sox

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Wednesday was a frustrating day for the Chicago White Sox. Down 10 runs after two innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader, the South Siders had plenty of reasons to be frustrated. Shortstop Tim Anderson was no exception, and he let some of that angst out by raising his middle finger toward presumably heckling fans prior to one of the latter innings of the contest. On Friday, MLB announced a one-game suspension for Anderson as a result.

Anderson made three errors earlier in the game, an uncharacteristic performance for him. But his reaction to the presumed hecklers in the stands may now result in a one-game ban down the road.

Per MLB, Anderson would have served his suspension tonight. But he is appealing the ban, so "the discipline will be held in abeyance until the process is complete."

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Alas, Tim Anderson will bat leadoff and play shortstop when the Chicago White Sox visit the Minnesota Twins tonight.