Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed penalty for “his inadequate actions against fans” during Wednesday’s 1st Doubleheader game against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, the Premier League announced on Friday.
The All-Star Game apologized after losing 2-1 to the Minnesota Twins on Friday night at Target Field.
“There are a lot of people who are really equal to me,” Anderson said. “I take full responsibility for what I did. But that’s why I need to learn and grow.
“I understand that the game can be difficult at times. Sometimes you can get frustrated and people may say some things that get you out of character, but for the most part this is watched by a lot of kids. I have to be a bigger person in this situation and just suck it up no matter what they say. ”
Cameras caught Anderson making a middle finger gesture after something was said from the crowd before the eighth inning from losing 11-1.
“That’s why I’ve already learned,” Anderson said. “(I) kind of let down a lot of people. But eventually life goes on. Now I can keep trying to be great.
“Sometimes you will react differently. It was one of those moments where I reacted differently. … I’m going to keep going and growing out of this. Just keep staying with me, shut it down and keep learning. ”
Anderson filed an appeal and played on Friday.
“Nothing changes what we believe about him,” Sox manager Tony La Rousse said, offering support. “Nothing.”
The Sox lost their fifth straight in a tough form.
The game started well: starter Michael Kopech made three shots and scored seven in five innings on the exception.
The Sox led 1-0 in the eighth, but the Twins had runners on the corners with two outs against Kendall Graveman.
Carlos Correa fell into the hole between third and short. Anderson played well to get to the ball, but his hard, unbalanced shot went past the man from first base Jose Abreu.
The run was killed when hit inside the field, and Luis Araes moved to third place due to a throwing error. Abreu tracked the ball and made a wild throw to the plate, allowing Araes, who was not originally heading home, to score.
It was Anderson’s sixth mistake in the last three games – three in the first game on Wednesday, two on Thursday and one on Friday.
“You are going through hard things,” he said. “It’s just protection. I am in serious condition now. But nothing will stop. I have to keep working and I have to keep getting better. … I keep letting these guys down, but I’m going to … get to where I need to be. That’s really all. “
The Sox loaded the base with one exit in the ninth, but Reese McGuire jumped on the Correa, and Jake Burger struck out, looking for a close 3-2 move.
“We are going through what is very difficult right now,” Anderson said. “We need to keep polishing and working and we will play ourselves.”