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Rogers also fined $50,000 for incident

Updated: July 2, 2005, 6:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SEATTLE -- Kenny Rogers received a stern penalty for his violent outburst.

The Texas pitcher was suspended for 20 games and fined $50,000 by Major League Baseball on Friday for throwing an angry fit that sent a television cameraman to the hospital and prompted a police investigation.

The suspension applies only to regular-season games, and Rogers would be eligible for the All-Star Game if selected.

The players' union filed an appeal on behalf of Rogers, who can keep ...

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