1:36 PM PT -- Cintron released a statement on his suspension Tuesday ... accepting the punishment, but doubling down on denying he made any sort of statement about Laureano's mother.
"I accept MLB's suspension and will learn from this," Cintron says. "Although I never referenced Ramon's mother, my actions were inappropriate."
"I apologize for my part in Sunday's unfortunate incident. As coaches, we are held to a higher standard and should be an example to the players. Hopefully, other coaches will learn from my mistake so that this never happens again in the future.
Houston Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron has just been suspended for a third of the MLB season ... after sparking a bench-clearing brawl with Oakland Athletics player Ramon Laureano.
The A's were playing Houston on Sunday when Laureano was hit in the back by pitcher Humberto Castellanos, which led to a heated exchange with Cintron.
Laureano told ESPN Cintron "said in Spanish something you don't say about my mother," which led him to charge the dugout.