Anderson flung his bat toward his own dugout before running the bases after scoring a home run against the Royals.
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is expected to be suspended for his role in an altercation between Chicago and the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Stadium reported on Friday. Anderson is suspended for one game for the language used during the benches clearing, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported.
Anderson was suspended for using a "racially-charged word," per Passan.
During the benches-clearing incident, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson called Royals pitcher Brad Keller a "weak-ass f---ing n-word," sources tell ESPN. Anderson, who was hit by a Keller pitch one at-bat after he hit a home run and flipped his bat, was suspended for one game.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 19, 2019
When MLB investigated the benches-clearing incident between the White Sox and Royals, umpires and players from both teams said Tim Anderson used a racially charged word, sources tell ESPN. Anderson received a one-game suspension from the incident, per sources.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 19, 2019
Anderson celebrated a home run in the fourth inning against the Kansas City with a bat flip, which drew the ire of the opposing Royals. In his next at-bat, Anderson was hit by Royals pitcher Brad Keller, which led to a heated exchange between White Sox manager Rick Renteria and Royals manager Ned Yost.
The benches cleared, and Anderson and Keller were both ejected from the game.
Keller has also been suspended for five games.
Anderson has a batting average of .422 with four home runs and 12 RBIs on the season.