Via AP

The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League suspended outfielder Alex Romero for 20 games Wednesday for swinging his bat at an opposing catcher during a brawl last week.

Right-hander Ángel Nesbitt was also banned for the rest of the Venezuelan postseason after starting the fracas Jan. 8 by throwing a fastball behind Romero.

Romero played 144 games for the Diamondbacks in 2008 and 2009. Nesbitt played briefly for the Detroit Tigers in 2015, though he spent nearly a decade in their minor league system.

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