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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

Sep 24, 2016 2:32 AM

The Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger without pay for the remainder of the 2016 season after the backup catcher posted a pair of inflammatory tweets Thursday.

"As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team," GM Jerry Dipoto said in a statement Friday. "Today we have informed him that he is suspended for the remainder of the season without pay."

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Suspension

A.J. Preller Suspended 30 Days After Investigation Of Pomeranz Trade

Sep 16, 2016 8:30 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay after an investigation into the Drew Pomeranz trade between the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox.

Major League Baseball said it was looking into San Diego's handling of medical information of players they were trading. The league's investigators interviewed officials from both teams and then submitted their findings to Rob Manfred.

The matter is now considered closed.

Padres officials instructed their organization's athletic trainers to maintain two distinct files of medical information on their players: one for industry consumption and the other for internal use, according to sources.

Trainers were told in meetings during spring training that the distinction was meant to better position the team for trades.

"I accept full responsibility for issues related to the oversight of our medical administration and record keeping," Preller said in a statement. "I want to emphasize that there was no malicious intent on the part of me, or anyone on my staff, to conceal information or disregard MLB's recommended guidelines. This has been a learning process for me. I will serve my punishment and look forward to being back on the job in 30 days."

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, Suspension, Trade Rumor

A's Suspend Strength And Conditioning Coach After Hidden Camera Found

Aug 6, 2016 1:24 AM

The Athletics said a team employee has been suspended after it was discovered that he hid a camera inside the weight room at the Coliseum.

Strength and conditioning coach Mike Henriques was sent home when the A's were on a recent road trip. Henriques said he set up the camera to watch players working out and rehabilitating from injuries. He is in his fifth year with the team.

The A's said Friday that there is an ongoing investigation. Yahoo! Sports first reported the story and said an independent law firm is handling the investigation.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Kendrys Morales Fined And Suspended One Game

Aug 4, 2016 3:39 PM

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.

The amount of the fine wasn't disclosed.

Morales was ejected during Wednesday night's Kansas City Royals-Tampa Bay Rays game.

He has appealed the ruling and was in the lineup for the Royals on Thursday.

Associated Press

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Suspension

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.

Dodgers Suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena For Season Again
For the second consecutive year, the Dodgers have suspended minor league shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the season.


Dodgers' Josh Ravin Suspended 80 Games For PEDs
The Dodgers reliever is the sixth Major Leaguer to face discipline for performance-enhancing drugs this season.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Dee Gordon Suspended 80 Games
Major League Baseball has suspended Dee Gordon, who won the National League batting title in 2015, for 80 games for violating the game's performance-enhancing drug policy.


MLB Suspends Jays' Chris Colabello 80 Games
Chris Colabello tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.