Major League Baseball has come down hard on Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon following his obscene gesture toward fans while leaving the mound on Sunday.
The suspension also carries a fine and is effective immediately, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Neither the Phillies or Papelbon plan to appeal.
Following the gesture, Papelbon was ejected from the game by umpire Joe West, resulting in a heated exchange between the two.
Papelbon had a closed-door meeting with manager Ryne Sandberg prior to Monday's game, though the Phillies declined to suspend the 33-year-old.
The five-time All-Star claimed that the gesture was unintentional, as he was adjusting himself.
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