Major League Baseball removed the Cubs’ right-hand reliever Ryan Tepera three games for deliberately throwing the brewers right Brandon Woodruff during the game on Tuesday. Tepera, who also received an undisclosed fine, is appealing his sentence. In addition, Cubs manager David Ross was suspended for Friday̵
Woodruff exchanged words with Tepera and Cubs first man Anthony Rizzo after Tepera threw behind him (video here via MLB.com). The incident happened shortly after Woodruff hit a small hunter Wilson Contreras in the hand with height. It was the seventh HBP Contreras has taken against the Brewers in the last two seasons. When brewers right Brad Boxberger hit Contreras with the field on April 6, the benches of both teams were cleared.
In Tuesday’s game, Contreras retaliated by hitting a double homer in the eighth inning to bring the Cubs forward. The 438-foot shot propelled the dice to a 3-2 victory over their division rivals.