Transcript for Major League Baseball Meltdown in the Dugout
We turn now to another punishment we learned about late today, after that major league meltdown. Washington nationals possible mvp candidate Brice Harper and teammate Jonathan papelbon, first arguing, then papelbon grabbing him by the throat before they were pulled apart. ABC's David Wright tonight on the player now benched. Reporter: Tonight, a major league brawl. Papelbon goes after him. Reporter: Bottom of the eighth. Bryce Harper pops out to left field. Doesn'tbother to run to first. At the dugout, his teammate, relief pitcher Jonathan papelbon, takes issue with that, after an a heated exchange, papelbon attacks, grabs harms Harper's neck. Like brothers fighting. That's what happened. The next day, you give each other a hug and I say, hey, look, I'm wrong, you're right. Reporter: But the team evidently sees it differently. We've suspended Jonathan papelbon for four games without pay. Reporter: Earlier this season, papelbon purposely beaned Manny machado, so, papelbon is out until next year. David Wright, ABC news, new York. David, thank you.
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