ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended for contacting a referee late last month, dropping from three games to two.
Anderson missed the afternoon game against the Texas Rangers to start the suspension, which will end with Game 1 of a doubleheader in Kansas City on Tuesday. Leury Garcia, primarily a second baseman, was in Sunday’s starting lineup at shortstop.
Major League Baseball originally suspended All-Star shortstop Anderson for three games (and fined him an undisclosed amount) for contacting plate umpire Nick Mahrley on July 29 during a ‘a fight.
Anderson appealed and his suspension was reduced.
“We just picked a day… seemed the most logical,” manager Tony La Russa said of the start of the suspension.
Anderson is hitting .301 this season but hasn’t had a hit in his last 15 at-bats.
In other roster moves, the White Sox recalled infielder Lenyn Sosa from Triple-A Charlotte and opted for RHP reliever Tanner Banks.
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