Tiger Farmhand Saupold Suspended for Bar Fight Arrest
The Detroit Tigers have suspended minor league pitcher Warwick Saupold for five games after getting into a bar fight and was arrested last weekend in Toledo. The Tigers released a statement Thursday night saying they were suspending Saupold after reviewing the details of last weekend's incident. The Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, Saupold's team, had only five games remaining in their season, including Thursday's at Columbus.
The incident happened when Saupold got into it with two members of a Pittsburgh Pirate farm club, according to The Bleacher Report.
The 26-year-old Saupold, who is from Perth, Australia, made his major league debut this year, going 1-1 with a 7.45 ERA in six relief appearances for the Tigers.