Brewers and Pirates collide (©Twitter)
Brewers and Pirates collide (©Twitter).

Martin challenges Maldonado to fight after Brewers-Pirates brawl

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With the MLB today looking to make an example of the players involved in Sunday's Pittsburgh Pirates-Milwaukee Brewers brawl, the participants aren't so keen to let it lie.

According to Pirates reporter Travis Sawchik, catcher Russell Martin is keen to take on his opponents once again - this time in a boxing ring...

"Maybe (in) offseason we can raise some money for charity and battle it out. Me and (Maldonado). I'm throwing it out there," he is reported as saying.

"If (Maldonado) wants to have a fight for charity in the offseason, my contract comes up.

"I'd be completely willing to do that," Martin continued.

Both players were handed suspensions for their part in the brawl which interrupted the Brewers-Pirates game midway through Sunday's contest - Martin will miss one game while Maldonado has been banned for the next five Brewers contests.

And while it is unlikely that Martin's idea will ever come to fruition, it is clear that the bad blood between the two teams will continue for a little while yet.

Two others players were also suspended today by the MLB - Carlos Gomez (three games) and Travis Snider (two games).

You can watch them all in 'action' via this video link.

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