San Francisco Giants pitcher George Kontos has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the bottom of the eighth inning of Tuesday's game at PNC Park after a warning had been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Kontos was optioned to Triple-A Fresno today. Thus, the suspension will not be served until he returns to the Major League level. If he elects to file an appeal, the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
In addition, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has received a one-game suspension for the intentional actions of Kontos after a warning had been issued. Bochy will serve the suspension tonight, when the Giants continue their series at Pittsburgh.