Jun 25 2013, 7:25pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal said Hinske will serve his suspension Tuesday night for the opener of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. Rosenthal the Diamondbacks slugger was not ejected during the brawl, even added he appeared to be a victim by getting struck with an overhand right from the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig.
He sent Rosenthal a text message.
"Unreal. I can't believe it."
Dodgers left-hander J.P. Howell told the Los Angeles Times that Hinske's suspension surprised him, saying, "He was actually being cool." Rosenthal cites a source in his article who said Hinske hit Puig first.
"He said they had new video and are admitting they made a mistake and they wanted to bring it down to one game.
"But bringing it down to four games is pretty drastic. And the union wanted me to take it. I agreed it was the right thing to do and I'm going to serve it today."
Hinske feels Puig should have been suspended.
"I definitely feel that Puig should have been suspended, 100 percent. He was the most out of control player in that whole thing. Why he didn't get suspended, I have no idea."
For the 2013 regular season, Hinske has played in 51 games. He has had nine hits on a .173 average, one home run and six RBIs, per ESPN stats.
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