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06/06/2008 5:38 PM ET
Rays, Red Sox disciplined
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A total of eight members of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox have been suspended for their roles in the incidents that occurred on Wednesday and Thursday at Fenway Park in Boston. The eight suspensions total 38 games. Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Coco Crisp of the Red Sox has been suspended for seven games and fined an undisclosed amount for his inappropriate actions on Wednesday and for charging the mound, fighting and inciting the bench-clearing incident last night.
Pitcher James Shields of the Rays has been suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount for fighting and for actions that escalated the bench-clearing incident.
Jonny Gomes of the Rays has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for fighting and for actions that escalated the bench-clearing incident.
Edwin Jackson of the Rays has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for fighting.
Carl Crawford of the Rays has been suspended for four games and fined an undisclosed amount for fighting.
Sean Casey of the Red Sox has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for fighting.
Akinori Iwamura of the Rays has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for fighting.
Jon Lester of the Red Sox has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at a Tampa Bay batter after a warning had been issued following the bench-clearing incident.

Unless appealed, the suspensions will be scheduled to begin on the following games:

TONIGHT: Boston's Crisp and Lester; Tampa Bay's Shields and Gomes.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th: Tampa Bay's Crawford.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13th: Tampa Bay's Jackson.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14th: Boston's Casey.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17th: Tampa Bay's Iwamura.

If appealed, the suspensions will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

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