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Eight players disciplined for roles in melee

Updated: July 29, 2004, 10:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and Boston catcher Jason Varitek were suspended for four games apiece and fined $2,000 on Thursday, and six other players were punished for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl last week between New York and the Red Sox.

Yankees pitcher Tanyon Sturtze and Red Sox outfielders Gabe Kapler and Trot Nixon were suspended for three games and fined $1,000 by Bob Watson, major league baseball's vice president of on-field operations.

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