During Game 5 of the ALCS, Adolis Garcia's confrontation with Martin Maldonado led to Bryan Abreu's suspension.
The suspension of Abreu for two games shocked the baseball world, affecting player safety and the Astros
Abreu has the option to appeal the suspension, potentially missing Game 6 and 7 of the ALCS.
The Astros currently lead the ALCS 3-2 and are close to clinching the AL pennant.
Lance McCullers and Matt Bush faced consequences for leaving the dugout during the benches-clearing altercation.
Abreu's absence is significant as he's one of the Astros' dominant relievers with a 1.75 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 72 innings.
The incident in Game 5 followed Garcia's three-run homer, adding fuel to the fire.
This wasn't the first on-field altercation involving Garcia, Maldonado, and Semien, as a previous incident occurred in July.
The Astros denied any intent to hit Garcia deliberately despite being behind 4-2 in a pivotal playoff game.
Jose Altuve's three-run homer sealed a 5-4 victory for the Astros in that game.