Chicago Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera has been suspended three games for throwing at Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff on Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced yesterday.
Tepera is appealing the suspension, per MLB.com's Adam McCalvy.
Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera suspended 3g and fined for intentionally throwing at Brandon Woodruff on Tuesday. The suspension was to begin Friday, but Tepera has exercised his right to appeal, MLB says.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 15, 2021
Cubs manager David Ross suspended one game and fined. He’ll be out Friday.
It was determined Tepera had intent when he threw behind and at the feet of Woodruff during the fifth inning of Tuesday's contest.
Tempers have been flaring this season between the Cubs and Brewers. Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras has been hit by a pitch three times this month by the Brewers, including once in the head. He was hit again on Tuesday, which led to Tepera throwing at Woodruff.
Tepera has appeared in five games this season, posting a 3.86 ERA, 1.500 WHIP and five strikeouts. This is his second season with the Cubs.