Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson suspended a match after turning fans off

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Major League Baseball handed out a one-match quarantine to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, after marking his middle finger to a fan in Wednesday’s 11-1 loss to Cleveland Guardians.

Anderson, who struggled in the match with two errors in the first two innings, turned his finger on a fan while in the field. The league issued a suspension and an unpublished fine, but Anderson intends to appeal his suspension.

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Tim Anderson # 7 of the Chicago White Sox hits the ball as Max Kepler # 26 of the Minnesota Twins slides safely into second base in the game's seventh inning at Target Field on April 22, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the White Sox 2-1.

Tim Anderson # 7 of the Chicago White Sox hits the ball as Max Kepler # 26 of the Minnesota Twins slides safely into second base in the game’s seventh inning at Target Field on April 22, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 2-1.
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“I have to apologize for my actions,” he said after Friday’s match New York Post. “There are a lot of people who really look up to me. I take full responsibility for what I did. But it’s something I have to learn from and grow from.”

“Sometimes you will react differently. This was one of those moments where I reacted differently,” he continued. “But, like I said, I learned from it. I want to keep growing from it. Just keep being me and lock it in again and keep learning.”

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Tim Anderson # 7 of the Chicago White Sox plays a groundball hit by Carlos Correa # 4 of the Minnesota Twins in the first round of the match at Target Field on April 22, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tim Anderson # 7 of the Chicago White Sox plays a groundball hit by Carlos Correa # 4 of the Minnesota Twins in the first round of the match at Target Field on April 22, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Anderson made his sixth foul in three games as he jumped a throw to first place on Carlos Correa’s two-out infield single on Friday night, scoring Ryan Jeffers from third place. Correa may have stepped on Abreus ‘glove while trying to scoop the ball and tore it off Abreus’ hand.

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Tim Anderson # 7 of the Chicago White Sox runs off the field after the fourth inning of Game 1 in a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on April 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tim Anderson # 7 of the Chicago White Sox runs off the field after the fourth inning of Game 1 in a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on April 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The White Sox are trailing the Twins 7-0 in the fifth round of the series’ second game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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