MLB issues discipline for actions after Stanton beaning

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Stanton Hit In Face In Marlins' Loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Miami Marlins pitcher Anthony DeSclafani was suspended for three games and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers was fined for their actions after Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton got hit in the face by a pitch from Fiers.

Major League Baseball announced the discipline Friday. The league said in a statement that DeSclafani's suspension and an undisclosed fine were for intentionally throwing a pitch at Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez with a warning in place in the sixth inning of Thursday's game.

Fiers received an undisclosed fine for what the league said were "his actions which contributed to the benches clearing."

Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being struck in the fifth inning in the 4-2 loss.

Fiers hit Reed Johnson on a hand with his next pitch, and that triggered a benches-clearing shouting match.

The suspension had been scheduled to begin Friday, when the Marlins opened a series against the Phillies in Philadelphia. However, the suspension was put on hold pending DeSclafani's appeal through the players' association.

Fiers left messages Friday for Stanton and Marlins manager Mike Redmond.

"A lot of people who know the game of baseball, understand what happened, and know me personally, know that I'm not looking to go throw at people. So it's definitely an accident and we all hope it never happens and stuff like that never happens in this game, but unfortunately it does," Fiers said before Milwaukee's game against Cincinnati.

Stanton said on Twitter earlier Friday he was "much better."

"The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt," Stanton said.

No Surgery Required For Stanton

A front-runner for the NL MVP award, Stanton's season likely ended Thursday night after the errant pitch. Blood poured from Stanton's mouth before he was taken to a hospital.

The Marlins said Stanton was expected back in Miami on Friday. The team has not definitively said his season is over, though manager Mike Redmond strongly suggested he does not expect Stanton back in 2014.

Stanton leads the NL with 37 home runs and 105 RBIs.

The Marlins have fading hopes for a National League wild card berth. The Brewers were 1 1/2 games back of Pittsburgh in the NL wild card race, and Fiers has been their best pitcher since getting called up from the minors in early August.

Manager Ron Roenicke spoke with Fiers after Thursday's game and then before Friday's game, to make sure Fiers was OK and to get him re-focused to prepare for his next start.

"There's a lot going on and we've got a couple weeks left here," Fiers said. "We need to win games, but as long as he's fine, we've got to look past this."

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MLB issues discipline for actions after Stanton beaning
Jeffrey Loria discusses the new contract that Giancarlo Stanton signed, a record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 news conference in Miami. Stanton signed the agreement at the start of the news conference while sitting next to owner Loria. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. It includes a no-trade clause, and Stanton can opt out after six years and $107 million.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks during a press conference as manager Mike Redmond (left), President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill (second from left), owner Jeffrey Loria (center left), Vice President & General Manager Dan Jennings (second from right), and President David Samson (right) look on at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Miami Marlins baseball team owner Jeffrey Loria, left, watches as Giancarlo Stanton discusses his record $325 million, 13-year contract at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miami Marlins baseball team owner Jeffrey Loria, left, smiles beside Giancarlo Stanton at a news conference where Stanton signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks as owner Jeffrey Loria looks on during a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton signs a contract with the Miami Marlins as owner Jeffrey Loria looks on during a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Miami Marlins Vice President & General Manager Dan Jennings speaks as Giancarlo Stanton looks on during a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Giancarlo Stanton signed his record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 news conference in Miami. Stanton signed the agreement at the start of the news conference while sitting next to owner Jeffrey Loria. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. It includes a no-trade clause, and Stanton can opt out after six years and $107 million.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Giancarlo Stanton discusses his new record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria discusses the new record $325 million, 13-year contract the Marlins signed with Giancarlo Stanton at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks during a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks during a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks during a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins watches a game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes on November 15, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and 2014 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins share a laugh during the Hank Aaron Award press conference before Game 4 of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Major League Baseball Commissioner Alan H. 'Bud ' Selig, Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and 2014 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins pose for a photo during the Hank Aaron Award press conference before Game 4 of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks to the media after a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks to the media after a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins speaks to the media after a press conference at Marlins Park on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 11: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins is lifted onto a stretcher after getting hit by a pitch from Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers during the top of the fifth inning at Miller Park on September 11, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 11: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins is hit by a pitch from Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers during the top of the fifth inning at Miller Park on September 11, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 11: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins is lifted onto a stretcher after getting hit by a pitch from Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers during the top of the fifth inning at Miller Park on September 11, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 11: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins lies on the ground after getting hit by a pitch from Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers during the top of the fifth inning at Miller Park on September 11, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 11: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins lies on the ground after getting hit by a pitch from Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers during the top of the fifth inning at Miller Park on September 11, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Giancarlo Stanton discusses his new record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Giancarlo Stanton discusses his new record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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