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Pirates' Chris Archer Drops Appeal

Apr 14, 2019 4:31 PM

Pirates right-hander Chris Archer dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension Sunday for setting off a benches-clearing altercation on April 7.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Suspension

MLB Suspends Chris Archer Five-Games, Yasiel Puig Gets Two-Game Ban

Apr 9, 2019 4:56 PM

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Chris Archer received a five-game suspension and Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig got a two-game ban for their roles in a melee Sunday at PNC Park.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Larry Baer Receives Four-Month Suspension By MLB

Mar 26, 2019 10:43 AM

Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced that San Francisco Giants President & Chief Executive Officer Larry Baer has been suspended without pay through and including July 1, 2019.  Baer’s leave of absence, which commenced on March 4, 2019, will be converted to an unpaid suspension.  

During the period of his suspension, Baer shall have no involvement in the operations of the Giants. The Club shall be operated by an interim control person appointed by the ownership group in consultation with the Commissioner. Baer will be required to undergo an evaluation by an expert to determine an appropriate treatment and counseling plan.

Commissioner Manfred issued the following statement regarding the discipline:

“At my direction, the Department of Investigations conducted an investigation into the March 1, 2019 video-recorded incident involving Larry Baer.  I also personally met with Mr. Baer.  Based on my review of the results of the investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Baer’s conduct was unacceptable under MLB policies and warrants discipline.  In determining the appropriate level of discipline, I find that Mr. Baer should be held to a higher standard because as a leader he is expected to be a role model for others in his organization and community.  Based on my conversation with Mr. Baer, it is clear that he regrets what transpired and takes responsibility for his conduct.”

RealGM Staff Report

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Astros' Francis Martes Suspended 80 Games

Mar 13, 2019 7:44 AM

Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing drug Clomiphene.

The anti-estrogen substance is used in fertility treatments and is employed by men to accelerate testosterone production. It is often taken along with steroids.

The Astros said in a statement that "we hope that Francis can learn from this experience and that he returns to have a successful career."

Associated Press

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Steven Wright Suspended 80 Games For PED Violation

Mar 7, 2019 7:59 AM

Boston Red Sox right-hander Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2.

Wright won't be paid during the suspension and he'll be placed on the restricted list. He won't be eligible to pitch in the postseason.

The Red Sox released the following statement:

"The Boston Red Sox fully support Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from the game. While we are disappointed by the news of this violation, we will look to provide the appropriate support to Steven at this time. Going forward, the club will not comment further on the matter."

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Larry Baer Takes Leaves Of Absence From Giants

Mar 4, 2019 12:13 PM

Larry Baer has been granted a leave of absence from the San Francisco Giants following the release of a video showing him in a physical altercation with his wife.

The Giants board of directors released a statement that said Baer had made a request that was accepted to take personal time away.

The Giants executive team, including president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, will manage the day-to-day operations. The other members of that team are executive vice president of business operations Mario Alioto, executive vice president and general counsel Jack Bair, executive vice president of administration Alfonso Felder, and executive vice president of communications Staci Slaughter.

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CC Sabathia Suspended Five Games For Actions

Sep 29, 2018 6:23 PM

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Thursday's contest against the Rays.

Major League Baseball announced the penalties Saturday, two days after Sabathia was ejected for plunking Rays catcher Jesus Sucre in apparent retaliation.

Sabathia has decided to appeal the suspension, which was scheduled to be served at the beginning of the 2019 season.

Tags: New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Yasiel Puig Suspended Two Games For Role In Brawl

Aug 17, 2018 8:55 AM

Yasiel Puig has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

Unless he appeals, Puig's suspension will begin Friday against the Seattle Mariners.

Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch, and Hundley said something to him while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

That brought players out of the dugouts and bullpens. Puig's teammates held him back, but he managed to get back to Hundley and hit him again.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Jose Urena Suspended Six Games For Hitting Ronald Acuna

Aug 17, 2018 8:50 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended Jose Urena for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna, Jr. on Wednesday night.

The hit-by-pitch led to a benches-clearing scuffle.

Acuna had homered in five straight games, including the last three against the Miami Marlins.

Urena is 3-12 with a 4.74 ERA in 24 starts.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Robinson Cano Apologizes To M's Fans, Teammates

Jul 7, 2018 11:38 PM

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano apologized to his teammates, the organization and the fans for his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement.

Cano tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic that can be used to mask performance-enhancing drugs.

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Jennry Mejia Granted Conditional Reinstatement
Mets reliever Jennry Mejia became the first player suspended for life under MLB's drug program in 2016.

Welington Castillo To Be Suspended 80 Games
Welington Castillo of the White Sox will be suspended 80 games for violating the league's joint drug agreement, according to a source.


Robinson Cano Suspended 80 Games After Positive Test
Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball after he tested positive for a banned substance.


Roberto Osuna Will Remain On Leave Through At Least May 21
Osuna was first placed on leave on May 8, after it was revealed that he had been arrested and charged with domestic assault.

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MLB Suspends Steven Wright 15 Games
Red Sox starting ptcher Steven Wright violated MLB's domestic violence policy.

MLB Suspends Jorge Polanco 80 Games
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco tested positive for Stanozolol according to an announcement on Sunday.

Jorge Bonifacio Suspended 80 Games
Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Astros Prospect Forrest Whitley Suspended 50 Games
Forrest Whitley, one of the game's top pitching prospects, has been suspended 50 games for a violation of minor league baseball's drug program.

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Jonathan Singleton Suspended For 100 Games
Major League Baseball has suspended Jonathan Singleton for 100 games after a third positive drug test.


MLB Suspends A's Matt Joyce Two-Games For Anti-Gay Slur
Matt Joyce will take part in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG, a family and ally organization supporting the LGBTQ community.

Starling Marte To Begin Rehab With Class-A Bradenton
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is currently serving an 80-game major-league suspension for using a PED.

Astros' David Paulino Gets 80-Game Suspension
Rookie pitcher David Paulino tested positive for Boldenone.

Dodgers-Padres Discipline Issued By MLB
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has received a one-game suspension which he served tonight in San Diego.

Press Release

John Farrell Suspended One Game, Fined By MLB
John Farrell will serve his punishment on Tuesday when the Red Sox face the Twins.


MLB Upholds Hunter Strickland's Six-Game Suspension
Hunter Strickland began serving a six-game suspension Monday for brawling with Bryce Harper on May after his appeal was denied by Major League Baseball.

Associated Press

Yasiel Puig Suspended One Game For Obscene Gesture
Yasiel Puig was suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Indians fans on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

MLB Reduces Bryce Harper's Suspension To Three Games
Bryce Harper originally received a four-game ban for his role in a fight with Hunter Strickland.


Hunter Strickland Suspended Six Games, Bryce Harper Gets Four
Both Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland are appealing their suspensions.

RealGM Staff Report

Blue Jays Suspend Kevin Pillar Two Games For Homophobic Slur
The Blue Jays have suspended Kevin Pillar for two games for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher.

Associated Press

Matt Harvey Suspended By Mets
The Mets have suspended Matt Harvey three days for a violation of team rules.