05/07/2002 4:18 pm ET
Boston's Castillo and Nixon, Tampa Bay's Rupe disciplined
Pitcher Frank Castillo and outfielder Trot Nixon of the Boston Red Sox and pitcher Ryan Rupe of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have each been disciplined for their actions during the Red Sox-Devil Rays game at Tropicana Field on Sunday, May 5, 2002.
Nixon was suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing his bat at Rupe, while Castillo was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at and hitting Tampa Bay's Randy Winn. Rupe was fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at and hitting Boston's Nomar Garciaparra and Shea Hillenbrand.
Bob Watson, Vice President of On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Unless appealed, Castillo and Nixon are scheduled to begin their suspensions tonight. If appealed, their suspensions are held in abeyance until the process is complete.