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Twins reliever, manager suspended for throwing behind White Sox batter

Tyler Duffey is appealing a three-game suspension, while manager Rocco Baldelli will serve a one-game suspension on Thursday.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Twins' relief pitcher Tyler Duffey (21). (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey and manager Rocco Baldelli have received suspensions from Major League Baseball following an incident Tuesday in which Duffey intentionally threw a pitch behind White Sox hitter Yermin Mercedes in a game at Target Field, according to an announcement Thursday by the leaguel.

Duffey received a three-game suspension and undisclosed fine, while Baldelli received a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine.

Baldelli will serve his suspension during the second game of Thursday's two-game doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. Duffey has chosen to appeal his suspension, and could miss future games if the suspension is upheld.