Braves’ Venters, Cox suspended
NEW YORK — Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters has been suspended for four games and fined by Major League Baseball for throwing consecutive pitches at Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder on Saturday.
Baseball’s vice president in charge of discipline, Bob Watson, also said Monday that Braves manager Bobby Cox has been suspended for one game.
One inning after Fielder’s homer started a five-run inning for the Brewers in a 6-3 win, Venters threw a pitch over his head. Plate umpire Angel Hernandez warned both benches and Venters hit Fielder in the back with the next pitch. Cox earned an automatic ejection when he came out of the dugout to argue.
Tampa Bay pitcher Wade Davis checks a Baltimore runner at first base during the seventh inning on Monday.