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Trevor Bauer Out For Remainder Of Season

Sep 13, 2021 9:00 AM

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have agreed to extend Trevor Bauer's leave of absence for the remainder of the 2021 season.

He will also be out for the playoffs.

Bauer is still being investigated by MLB and the Pasadena (California) Police Department over sexual assault allegations.

The 30-year-old last pitched on June 28.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith Receives 10-Game Suspension

Aug 25, 2021 9:18 AM

Caleb Smith of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been suspended 10 games and fined an undisclosed amount for having a foreign substance on his glove during a game last week.

Smith's suspension is the second this season as Major League Baseball cracks down on pitchers using sticky substances to get a better grip on the ball.

He has elected to appeal his suspension, which had been scheduled to begin Tuesday night.

"For me, of course I'm frustrated," Torey Lovullo said. "I'm hurt when the player hurts. That's how I wear it. I'm emotionally attached to these guys. With Caleb, I think he's extremely frustrated. He's frustrated because he's been accused of some wrongdoing that he thinks is not justified. That's why I think he wants to appeal. He wants to be heard. He wants to get his story out there."

Smith had his glove confiscated after he came off the field in the eighth inning against Philadelphia last Wednesday and was ejected.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Suspension

A's Ramon Laureano Suspended 80-Games For PED Violation

Aug 7, 2021 1:35 AM

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Friday after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

MLB said Laureano, a 27-year-old who is in his fourth season with the A's, tested positive for nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug. The suspension is effective immediately.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Mets' Luis Rojas Gets Two-Game Suspension, Fine

Jul 20, 2021 8:26 AM

New York Mets manager Luis Rojas has been suspended for two games and fined for excessive arguing with umpires on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rojas began serving his suspension before Monday night's 15-11 win at the Cincinnati Reds.

"I'm a little upset that I'm going to be missing the next two games," Rojas said. "I missed the team for 8 2/3 (innings) yesterday, not getting to watch from the dugout. But the league's got to do what they gotta do. We know how sometimes things get heated up."


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Tags: New York Mets, Suspension

Hector Santiago's 10-Game Suspension Upheld

Jul 16, 2021 8:02 AM

Hector Santiago's 10-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his glove has been upheld after an appeal, according to sources.

Santiago is the first and only pitcher so far to be ejected and subsequently suspended after Major League Baseball's crackdown on pitchers using sticky substances on baseballs.

The Mariners will not be able to fill Santiago's roster spot for the entirety of his 10-game suspension, per MLB's rules on pitchers using foreign substances.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Mariners' Hector Santiago Receives 10-Game Suspension

Jun 29, 2021 3:13 PM

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago has received a 10-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for possessing a foreign substance on his glove at the end of the fifth inning of his club's Sunday, June 27th game against the Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball has announced in a statement.

The suspension won't begin immediately as Santiago has elected to appeal. The discipline will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

Santiago was the first Major League player ejected under baseball's stricter enforcing of the rules against foreign substances to help grip the baseball.

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Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Rockies' Prospect Colton Welker Gets 80-Game Suspension

May 7, 2021 8:33 AM

Colorado Rockies prospect Colton Welker has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Welker, 23, drafted in 2016 out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is currently on the roster for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The substance he tested positive for was Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), which is in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

"I want to make it very clear that I have never willingly nor intentionally ingested any substance to enhance my athletic performance. Given the information provided to me by the players' association and laboratory, the amount detected was so minimal that it would have no effect on enhancing my performance," Welker said in a statement.

"I understand that a number of other players, like me, have tested positive for this metabolite at microscopic levels, and I intend to join them in seeking answers as to how this is happening in order to clear my name," he added.

Welker was in the running to take over at third for Nolan Arenado after the eight-time Gold Glove winner was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the offseason.

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Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Reds' Amir Garrett Receives Seven-Game Suspension

May 5, 2021 8:37 AM

Amir Garrett has been suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount of money for "inciting" a benches-clearing incident between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon.

Garrett is appealing his suspension and will be eligible to continue pitching for the Reds until the process is completed.

The 29-year-old pounded his chest, screamed and took several steps in the direction of Anthony Rizzo after striking him out in the top of the eighth inning.

The Cubs took issue with the taunting and, led by Javier Baez, confronted Garrett on the field. No punches were thrown and order was restored.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Suspension

Aroldis Chapman Has Suspension Reduced To Two Games

Nov 20, 2020 8:44 AM

Aroldis Chapman's suspension for throwing near the head of Mike Brosseau of the Tampa Bay Rays has been reduced from three games to two after he appealed the decision.

Chapman will serve the suspension at the beginning of next season.

The New York Yankees reliever threw a 101 mph fastball near Brosseau's head on his first pitch to the pinch hitter with two outs in the ninth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Rays on Sept. 1. He then appealed the ban.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Robinson Cano Suspended For 2021 Season

Nov 18, 2020 3:36 PM

Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has received a 162-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance.

The suspension of Cano, who was previously suspended for a violation of the Program on May 15, 2018, will commence at the start of the 2021 regular season.

Cano will forfeit his $24 million salary.

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Aroldis Chapman, Both Managers Suspended For Yankees-Rays Clash


Joe Kelly Has Suspension Reduced To Five Games


Ramon Laureano Suspended 6 Games; Alex Cintron Banned 20 Games


Joe Kelly Suspended Eight Games For Astros Incident

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MLB Suspends Staffer, Alex Cora; Strips Red Sox Of Draft Pick


Domingo German Suspended For First 63 Games Of 2020


Yankees Place Domingo German On Leave Under Domestic Violence Policy

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Twins' Michael Pineda Given 60-Game Suspension

Julio Urias To 'Move Forward' From Suspension

Reds-Pirates Brawl Results In 40 Games Of Suspensions
MLB has suspended six players and both managers for their role in Tuesday night's brawl between the Pirates and Reds.

Noe Ramirez Suspended Three Games For Throwing At Jake Marisnick
Noe Ramirez has been suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing near Jake Marisnick's head.


Jake Marisnick Suspended For Collision With Jonathan Lucroy
Major League Baseball has suspended Jake Marisnick for two games for his violent home plate collision with Jonathan Lucroy before the All-Star break.

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MLB Suspends Odubel Herrera For The Rest Of The Season
Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera violated MLBs joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.

Asdrubal Cabrera To Appeal Four-Game Suspension
MLB has suspended Asdrubal Cabrera for throwing equipment of the field that hit an umpire.

Josh Donaldson Wins Appeal
The Braves' Josh Donaldson will not be suspended after a benches-clearing incident with the Pirates.

MLB Suspends Frankie Montas 80-Games
A's starter Frankie Montas has tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Ostarine.

Pirates' Chris Archer Drops Appeal
Pirates pitcher Chris Archer has begun serving a five-game suspension for an April 7 altercation.

MLB Suspends Chris Archer Five-Games, Yasiel Puig Gets Two-Game Ban
Chris Archer and Yasiel Puig were both suspended for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl last Sunday at PNC Park.

Larry Baer Receives Four-Month Suspension By MLB
Larry Baer will be required to undergo an evaluation by an expert to determine an appropriate treatment and counseling plan.

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

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