Miguel Sano won’t play tonight against the Chicago White Sox because he failed an appeal to reduce the sanction he received by Major League Baseball, after the incident against the Detroit Tigers on April 22.
Sano clashed with Tigers’ lefty Mathew Boyd, who threw a pitch towards the third baseman that went behind his back and came really close to hitting him. The incident caused both team’s benches to empty onto the field after Sano confronted the pitcher and hit catcher James McCann in his face.
Sano has had a really good start to the season that currently has him as the American League’s runs batted in leader. The 24-year-old Dominican also boasts an above average slash line of .300/.431/.640, having blasted eight home runs, six doubles and two triples that have translated into 22 runs scored and 28 runs batted in, across just 29 games.