Minnesota Twins: Sergio Romo gets one game suspension and a fine
By Otto Johnson
The Minnesota Twins’ Sergio Romo was hit with a with a one game suspension and a fine after yesterday’s verbal altercation with Francisco Lindor.
The Minnesota Twins are a well-built team, with a lot of veteran leaders who help make sure the team is having fun and running on all cylinders. As one of those guys, Sergio Romo‘s job is to help keep the locker room in a good spot, which will be hard with him earning a one game suspension.
Romo’s suspension comes after a verbal altercation with star Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor on Friday night. Romo got Lindor to fly-out, and immediately after the two started jawing at each other:
As you can tell in the video, Lindor smiles at Romo after just missing the pitch, leading to the fly-out, making Romo furious. Romo stalks off the mound at Lindor with plenty of words to say before the benches clear and the two are broken up.
Romo alluded to later on that the two had some bad blood because of something that occurred in an earlier game, but he still will get the suspension as the instigator in the fight. Lindor got the fine as he only appeared to say words back, allowing the blame to be placed squarely on Romo’s shoulders.
Romo decided to not appeal the suspension, and served it during tonight’s nationally televised win against Cleveland, meaning he will be eligible to return in the final game of the series on Sunday. If he does pitch in the game, it will be interesting to see how he manages to keep his emotions in check after such a small incident led to a suspension.