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MLB Upholds Hunter Strickland's Six-Game Suspension

Jun 20, 2017 7:56 AM

Hunter Strickland began serving a six-game suspension Monday for brawling with Bryce Harper on May 29 after his appeal was denied by Major League Baseball.

Strickland plunked Harper on the right hip with a 98 mph fastball, igniting an eighth-inning fight between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals.

Harper was suspended for four games, which was reduced to three games after his appeal. He has already served the penalty.

John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball Rob Manfred, denied Strickland's appeal, which means the pitcher will miss all four games of a series set to begin Monday in Atlanta against the Atlanta Braves, as well as the first two games of a weekend series in San Francisco against the New York Mets.

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Yasiel Puig Suspended One Game For Obscene Gesture

Jun 15, 2017 8:51 AM

Yasiel Puig was suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Cleveland Indians fans on Tuesday night.

Puig flashed the middle finger on both hands at fans sitting behind home plate at Progressive Field after hitting a home run.

The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is appealing the decision. He was in Wednesday's night lineup and batting ninth.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

MLB Reduces Bryce Harper's Suspension To Three Games

May 31, 2017 3:53 PM

Major League Baseball has reduced Bryce Harper's suspension to three games, a source has confirmed.

Harper originally received a four-game ban for his role in a fight with San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland.

He will begin serving the suspension when the Washington Nationals face the Giants on Wednesday night.

Harper is tied for the National League lead with 15 home runs. He will be eligible to return Sunday as the Nationals finish off a series at the Oakland Athletics.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Hunter Strickland Suspended Six Games, Bryce Harper Gets Four

May 30, 2017 7:01 PM

Discipline has been issued to both Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper as a result of the bench-clearing incident that occurred in the top of the eighth inning of Monday's game at AT&T Park in San Francisco. 

Strickland has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Harper with a pitch, inciting the bench-clearing incident and fighting. Harper has received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for charging the mound, throwing his helmet and fighting.

The suspensions had been scheduled to be effective on Tuesday, when the Clubs are to continue their series in San Francisco. However, both players have elected to appeal. Thus, the respective discipline issued to each player will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Suspension

Blue Jays Suspend Kevin Pillar Two Games For Homophobic Slur

May 19, 2017 7:15 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have suspended Kevin Pillar for two games for yelling an anti-gay slur at an Atlanta Braves pitcher.

The suspension came shortly after Pillar apologized in a statement, saying he was "completely and utterly embarrassed" by the word he directed at Jason Motte.

Pillar was angry at Motte for allegedly quick-pitching him to get a strikeout.

"I regret saying it," Pillar told reporters. "I'm going to use myself as an example of how there are words out there you can't use. It's not a word I use ever. ... It's something that just came out."

Associated Press

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Matt Harvey Suspended By Mets

May 7, 2017 1:24 PM

The New York Mets have suspended right-hander Matt Harvey three days without pay for a violation of team rules.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson would not disclose Harvey's infraction, only saying that he was sent home and that his suspension started Saturday. Left-hander Adam Wilk was called up from Triple-A to replace Harvey as the Mets' starter Sunday against the Marlins.

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Matt Barnes Gets Four-Game Ban For Throwing At Manny Machado

Apr 25, 2017 8:44 AM

Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a fastball past the head of Manny Machado on Sunday.

Barnes is appealing, meaning he can pitch for the Boston Red Sox until the appeal is heard.

"I would never intentionally throw at someone's head. That's kind of a line you don't cross," Barnes said.

On Friday night, Machado made a late slide that injured Dustin Pedroia, who is day-to-day after visiting doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital.

John Farrell defended Barnes, saying Sunday that the pitch "got away from him."


Tags: Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Miguel Sano Suspended One Game, Files Appeal

Apr 25, 2017 8:30 AM

Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball for what the league termed "aggressive actions" that caused benches to clear between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers last weekend.

Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch from Justin Haley in the third inning on Saturday. Two innings later, Matthew Boyd threw behind Sano, who yelled out at the mound. James McCann intervened and appeared to put his mitt in the face of Sano, who reacted immediately with a right hand to McCann's mask.

The players' association appealed, allowing Sano to continue playing until the appeal is heard and decided.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Starling Marte Gets 80-Game Suspension For PED Use

Apr 19, 2017 8:57 AM

Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced.

Marte addressed his Pittsburgh Pirates teammates in a closed-door meeting Tuesday afternoon, but he did not meet with the news media.

He is eligible to return shortly after the All-Star break, but Marte would not be available to the Pirates should they qualify for the postseason.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Jeurys Familia Gets 15-Game Suspension After Domestic Violence Charge

Mar 30, 2017 7:14 AM

Jeurys Familia, who was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge that was later dismissed, has been suspended 15 games by Major League Baseball.

The incident took place Oct. 31 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

"Mr. Familia and his wife cooperated fully throughout the investigation, including submitting to in-person interviews with MLB's Department of Investigations," Rob Manfred said in a statement. "... The evidence reviewed by my office does not support a determination that Mr. Familia physically assaulted his wife, or threatened her or others with physical force or harm, on October 31, 2016. Nevertheless, I have concluded that Mr. Familia's overall conduct that night was inappropriate, violated the Policy, and warrants discipline."

A first-time All-Star in 2016, Familia led the Major Leagues with 51 saves for the New York Mets.

Associated Press

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Suspension

M's Suspend Steve Clevenger Over Remarks
The Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger for the rest of the season after the catcher posted a pair of inflammatory tweets Thursday.

A.J. Preller Suspended 30 Days After Investigation Of Pomeranz Trade
Major League Baseball has suspended A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay after an investigation into the Drew Pomeranz trade between the Padres and Red Sox.

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A's Suspend Strength And Conditioning Coach After Hidden Camera Found
Coach Mike Henriques was sent home from a recent road trip after a camera was set up to watch players working out.

Kendrys Morales Fined And Suspended One Game
Major League Baseball has fined and suspended Kendrys Morales for one game for his actions following a ninth-inning ejection, which included returning to the field.

Associated Press

White Sox Suspend Chris Sale Five Days Over Uniform Dispute
Chris Sale expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's 1976 navy, collared throwbacks, and the matter escalated from there.

Edwin Encarnacion Drops Appeal Of Suspension
Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion sat out Sunday's game against the Tigers.

MLB Suspends Edwin Encarnacion One-Game
Edwin Encarnacion is eligible to play while he appeals the penalty.

Yordano Ventura Begins Suspension; Manny Machado Drops Appeal
Manny Machado dropped his appeal on Saturday and will begin a four-game suspension on Sunday.

Manny Machado's Appeal Reportedly Set For Tuesday
Manny Machado's hearing to appeal his four-game suspension from last week's on-field fight with Yordano Ventura will be on Tuesday, according to a report.


Yordano Ventura Suspended Nine Games; Manny Machado Gets Four
Yordano Ventura, who threw at Manny Machado to kick off the fight, will appeal the suspension.

RealGM Staff Report

Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 Games For PED Use
The suspension of Marlon Byrd, who was previously suspended for a performance-enhancing substance violation on June 25, 2012, is effective immediately.

RealGM Staff Report

Hector Olivera Suspended Through Aug. 1 Under Domestic Violence Policy
Hector Olivera has accepted a suspension without pay through Aug. 1 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

Associated Press

MLB Reduces Rougned Odor's Suspension By One Game
Rougned Odor's eight-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista has been reduced to seven games by Major League Baseball, according to a source and multiple reports.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Ross Ohlendorf Wins Appeal Of Three-Game Suspension
Ross Ohlendorf was suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing at David Freese on May 11 after warnings had been issued.


Brad Ausmus Suspended One Game For Tirade
Brad Ausmus was suspended one game by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for "excessive arguing and his inappropriate actions" following his ejection on Monday.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Rougned Odor Suspended Eight Games By MLB
Major League Baseball has suspended Rougned Odor for eight games for punching Jose Bautista on Sunday, according to multiple reports.


Harper Drops Appeal, Serves One-Game Suspension
Bryce Harper served a one-game suspension in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Marlins.

Bryce Harper Suspended One Game, Files Appeal
Bryce Harper has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed sum for confronting an umpire following his ejection from Monday night's game.

RealGM Staff Report

Royals' Raul Mondesi Suspended 50 Games For PEDs
Raul Mondesi was suspended 50 games without pay Tuesday as a result of a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.


Chapman Says Foreign-Born Latin Player's Are 'Easy Targets'
Aroldis Chapman will rejoin the Yankees on Monday after being suspended for an alleged domestic incident.