Triple-A players have altercation with fans

PITTSBURGH -- According to reports, fans in Toledo angered one or more Indianapolis Indians players on Tuesday night by throwing things at them, and at one point Jerry Sands attempted to climb over a railing before being restrained by teammate Brandon Inge.

Sands received a one-game suspension.

The Indians were in Toledo to play the Mud Hens. A brief story in the Toledo Blade, citing eyewitnesses, said that a fan had been throwing peanuts at Inge -- a former Tiger and Mud Hen -- early in the game but that things escalated:

General manager Neal Huntington released the following statement about the incident: "Last night in Toledo, there was a verbal dispute between a fan and Jerry Sands, during which Jerry briefly entered into the stands. The situation was quickly resolved without further incident, as the fan was ejected for his actions.

"We do not condone Jerry's actions and support the league's decision to suspend him for one game."

George Von Benko is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.