Yasiel Puig appeals 2-game suspension for role in Dodgers-Giants brawl

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Yasiel Puig (Getty Images)

Yasiel Puig is appealing a two-game suspension he received for starting a bench-clearing brawl Tuesday during the Dodgers-Giants game.

Puig and Giants catcher Nick Hundley also received undisclosed fines for their roles in the fight, although Hundley wasn’t suspended. MLB announced the penalties Thursday.

Puig is eligible to play while MLB considers his appeal, but he was not in the lineup for Friday’s series opener against the Mariners, an 11-1 Dodgers victory. 

The melee started in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Puig fouled off a pitch. He and Hundley exchanged words, which caused Puig to shove and smack Hundley. The dugouts immediately cleared.