MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball on Friday for giving fans the middle finger during a game Wednesday in Cleveland.
Anderson had three errors in the first two innings of Chicago's 11-1 loss to the Guardians on Wednesday in the opening game of a doubleheader. The frustrated 28-year-old made the gesture toward a fan while out in the field.
"I have to apologize for my actions," Anderson said Friday. "There are a lot of people who really look up to me. I take full accountability of what I did. But it's something that I have to learn from and grow from."
Anderson committed just 10 errors all of last season.
It's the second time MLB has suspended Anderson this season. He served a two-game ban on opening weekend for making contact with umpire Tim Timmons during the ninth inning of a game on Sept. 27. Anderson successfully appealed that suspension down from three games.
Anderson is batting .300 with five RBIs and a home run. He made his first All-Star team in 2021 and finished the season with a .309 average, 17 home runs and 61 RBIs to help lead the White Sox to an AL Central title.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.