Report: Tim Anderson's discipline for middle finger gesture reduced from suspension to fine


(670 The Score) White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson’s punishment from MLB for giving fans the middle finger gesture during a game on April 20 in Cleveland has been reduced from a one-game suspension to a fine, the Sun-Times reported Tuesday.

Anderson had appealed the suspension and now won’t need to miss any game action. He made the gesture late in a game in which he made three errors.

“I have to apologize for my actions,” Anderson told reporters a couple days after the incident. “There are a lot of people who really look up to me. I take full accountability for what I did. It’s something I have to learn from and grow from.”

Anderson is hitting .330 with four homers, 10 RBIs and an .878 OPS in 24 games this season. His nine errors are the most in MLB.