MLB Suspends Auction for Strickland's Brawl-worn Jersey

MILWAUKEE -- If you were hoping to own the jersey Hunter Strickland wore when he threw punches at Bryce Harper, you're out of luck. 

Strickland's game-used jersey was on sale through's auction site, with the bidding reaching $1,500 as it approached the final hour. But late Wednesday, MLB suspended the auction, replacing the bidding field with a note that said the winning bid was instead just $200. 

It's unclear what exactly happened, but the league was likely responding to several national reporters pointing out the strange nature of the jersey being up for sale. Strickland is currently waiting for a June 13 hearing that will determine if his suspension is cut down from six games. The Giants are hopeful one game will be knocked off. 

Teams have become very aggressive in recent years about getting game-used items into team stores and up on the online auction site, and the Giants split the proceeds with their players, 50-50. Often times, items are sold during the game in which they were used. That famously happened with Hunter Pence's broken-bat in 2012. 

Other items from that game remain up for grabs, including the lineup card, first base, and Christian Arroyo's cleats.

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