After deliberating over the brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, major league baseball has finally announced the fines and suspensions that will impact both teams going forward.

Ian Kennedy started the fireworks off by hitting phenom Yasiel Puig in the face and Dodgers starter Zack Greinke retaliated by hitting catcher Miguel Montero in the back. Thinking that the situation wasn’t over, Kennedy hit Greinke in the shoulder, but was hit close to his head which ignited the brawl.

Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reported the fines and suspensions for both teams:

At first glance, the suspensions seem to be completely fair as Kennedy will miss two starts while Greinke wasn’t suspended since major league baseball understood he was just standing up for his teammate.

This isn’t the first time the Diamondbacks and Dodgers have been involved in an altercation as Gerardo Parra and Clayton Kershaw had words back in 2011.

Not only were individual players fined for their role in the brawl, but the Dodgers as a whole were as well according to Shaikin:

Mattingly and McGwire will begin their suspensions immediately as the Dodgers will start a nine-game road trip in Pittsburgh this afternoon.

This is the second time the Dodgers have been involved in a brawl in three months and it has been hoped that it would be a rallying point as the team is still in last place.

Under the circumstances, major league baseball was fair in their assessment of the brawl and it’s likely the issue will be revisited when the two teams meet again in July.

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Ross Gasmer is a Social Media Producer for @TheHerd and was a contributing writer and editor for Dodger Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Ross_Gasmer12

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