MLB issues discipline following Monday brawl between Nationals, Giants

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Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland throw punches at one another. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Major league baseball has handed-out discipline for Monday’s benches-clearing brawl started by Nationals’ all-star Bryce Harper and Giants’ reliever Hunter Strickland.

Harper has received a four-game suspension and undisclosed fine for charging the mound, throwing his helmet and fighting. Strickland has received a six-game suspension and undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Harper, inciting the bench-clearing incident and fighting.

UPDATE: After appealing his four-game suspension, reports say Harper’s penalty has been reduced from four games to three and he’ll begin serving the suspension Wednesday night.