He also received a $10,000 fine.
Himself, via Twitter.
“They gave me 2 game suspension and 10k fine ….” he wrote via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
They gave me 2 game suspension and 10k fine ….
— Seven (@TimAnderson7) March 31, 2022
A lot of people in the replies are wondering why Anderson is being suspended to start the 2022 campaign.
The reason stems from an incident in September, 2021, with an umpire.
Anderson received the suspension in late September, and it was initially for three regular-season games.
Anderson Got Suspended For An Incident Last Year
He made contact with umpire Tim Timmons during a scuffle with the Detroit Tigers in a game last season.
According to an article by Jesse Rogers of ESPN last year, he “stormed the field with his teammates after the Tigers took issue with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu‘s hard slide into second base following a wild pitch.”
So there you go: that’s why Anderson will be unavailable as the Pale Hose opens its season in about a week.
Rogers wrote that before the scuffle, Abreu “had been hit by a pitch from Tigers reliever Alex Lange. No punches were thrown and the teams separated, but during the fracas, Anderson made contact with Timmons.”
The star infielder appealed the suspension, and the league informed him it was lowered to two games.
Anderson remains an integral part of the White Sox’s lineup, and is the heart and soul of the clubhouse.
Last year, he hit .309/.338/.469, with 17 homers, 18 stolen bases, and 94 runs scored.
Thanks to having positive contributions in hitting, fielding, and baserunning, Anderson accumulated 4.3 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) last season.
He will try to top that output in 2022.