VIERA, Fla. -- The Florida State League office announced today that three members of the Brevard County Manatees, INF Orlando Arcia, OF Jose Sermo and RHP Mark Williams, have been suspended for violating the league's On-Field Behavior Policy.
The suspension was handed down following an incident that occurred on Monday, July 7 in a game between the Manatees and the Clearwater Threshers at Space Coast Stadium. Arcia, Sermo and Williams were cited as instigators in the incident and were thus handed the following suspensions.
Arcia will be suspended for one game, effective on Saturday, July 12. Williams and Sermo will be suspended for three games, each. Williams will begin his suspension on Saturday, July 12, while Sermo will begin his suspension on Sunday, July 13.
Players serving suspensions from the Florida State League are required to leave the field before the game starts and may not be in the dugout or press box during the game. They must also change into civilian clothes and either leave the ballpark or take a seat in the grandstand well removed from the vicinity of their team's bench or bullpen.