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Carlos Quentin will receive 8-game suspension

San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin is expected to receive an eight-game suspension for instigating a brawl against the Los Angeles Dodgers.


San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin will receive an eight-game suspension for charging the mound against Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke.

Greinke suffered a fractured left collarbone in the brawl, and is expected to miss at least eight weeks of playing time. Greinke's injury had some calling for a larger than normal suspension for the Padres outfielder, including Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.

Jerry Hairston will receive a one-game suspension for his actions during brawl. Both players are expected to appeal their suspensions.

Quentin is one of the most frequently hit players in baseball, but cited his past history with Greinke as the reason that he charged the mound. Greinke and Quentin faced each other in the AL Central when Greinke pitched for the Kansas City Royals and Quentin played for the Chicago White Sox. Quentin needed restraining from the home plate umpire against Greinke in 2009 after Greinke hit him with a pitch.

The two teams meet again on Monday, as the Padres will travel to Los Angeles for a three-game series.