Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson suspended 1 game for giving fans center finger, will pursue

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed sum by Major League Baseball on Friday for giving fans the center finger during a game Wednesday in Cleveland.

Anderson is engaging the boycott and will play until the matter is settled. He stayed in the setup Friday, committing his 6th blunder in three games in a 2-1 misfortune to Minnesota.

Anderson had three mistakes in the initial two innings of Chicago’s 11-1 misfortune to the Guardians on Wednesday in the initial round of a doubleheader. The disappointed 28-year-old made the signal toward a fan while out in the field.

“I need to apologize for my activities,” Anderson said Friday. “There are a many individuals who truly admire me. I take full responsibility of what I did. Yet, it’s something that I need to gain from and develop from.”

Anderson committed only 10 mistakes all of last season.

It’s the second time MLB has suspended Anderson this season. He served a two-game prohibition on opening end of the week for connecting with umpire Tim Timmons during the 10th inning of a game on Sept. 27. Anderson effectively pursued that suspension down from three games.

Anderson is batting .300 with five RBIs and a grand slam. He made his most memorable All-Star group in 2021 and completed the season with a .309 normal, 17 grand slams and 61 RBIs to assist with driving the White Sox to an AL Central title.