According to an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Chris Archer has received a five game suspension for his role in instigating the brawl against the Reds on Sunday when he threw a pitch behind the back of Derek Dietrich, who in the previous inning had stood and admired a home run he hit into the river. Cincinnati’s Yasiel Puig also received a two game suspension, as he aggressively challenged several Pirates during the on field scrum.
Chris Archer manages to stay in the game after throwing behind Derek Dietrich. pic.twitter.com/DboBGVR3IN— Chase Williams WPXI (@chasepwilliams) April 7, 2019
The suspensions can be appealed and will wait until any appeals have been adjudicated. Although Archer received five games, in practical terms he will miss one start.