Major League Baseball suspended four players involved in Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games, while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider received a two-game penalty, and catcher Russell Martin was suspended one game.

Maldonado began his suspension with Tuesday's game against the San Diego Padres. Gomez appealed and was in his leadoff spot. Manager Ron Roenicke said he thought a decision could take weeks.

Snider and Martin plan to appeal the suspension and played Tuesday against Cincinnati.

Benches cleared after Gomez and Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole exchanged words after Gomez's triple in the third inning.

Blown call, review

Major League Baseball acknowledged that it failed to correct a pitch count for Tampa Bay's Yunel Escobar, even after a replay review, and the shortstop then struck out.

After a replay delay of 1 minute, 47 seconds in the Rays' 7-3 win over the visiting Twins, the umpires incorrectly ruled that the count on Escobar was 3-2. Escobar struck out on the next pitch after taking four balls.

"An error was made when replay officials and supervisors mistakenly thought one of the pitches was a foul ball when it was actually a ball," MLB said in a statement.

Yanks' pitching

Closer David Robertson was activated for Tuesday's game against the Boston Red Sox, while starter Ivan Nova was advised to undergo elbow surgery after a second MRI confirmed that the righthander has a partially torn ligament.

Robertson tested his left groin in an extended spring training game and declared himself healthy after facing five batters.

Nova underwent an MRI arthrogram that confirmed a partial tear of the right ulnar collateral ligament.

Surgery for Moore

Tampa Bay Rays lefthander Matt Moore underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery and could be sidelined 12 to 15 months.