Cuban Aroldis Chapman is suspended for two games

PITTSBURGH-. He Cuban Aroldis Chapmana left-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount Thursday for his “inappropriate acts” three days earlier during a game against the New York Mets.

Michael Hill, vice president of sports operations for the Big leaguesmade the announcement of the punishment, whose validity begins this Friday, the day the Pirates will visit Boston.

Chapman (1-0) can appeal, which would delay the suspension from taking effect until that process is completed.

The Cuban was ejected by plate umpire Edwin Moscoso after Harrison Bader hit a double in the eighth inning of the Pirates' 6-3 loss to New York.

“He obviously said something the umpire didn't like,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said.