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Aroldis Chapman, Both Managers Suspended For Yankees-Rays Clash

Sep 3, 2020 9:00 AM

Aroldis Chapman, Aaron Boone and Kevin Cash have all been suspended for their roles in an incident Tuesday night between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.

Chapman received a three-game ban, while Boone and Cash were suspended one game each. The trio were also fined.

Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball near the head of Michael Brosseau while closing out his first save of the season. Umpires met before issuing warnings to both benches amid a budding rivalry that has been dominated this season by Tampa Bay. The Rays are 7-2 against the Yankees and lead second-place New York by 3.5 games in the American League East.


Tags: New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Suspension

Joe Kelly Has Suspension Reduced To Five Games

Aug 13, 2020 8:58 AM

Joe Kelly has had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston Astros hitters reduced to five games on appeal.

The Los Angeles Dodgers reliever was penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29, one day after his pitches and taunts led to a benches-clearing situation at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The game marked the first time that the Dodgers and Astros had met since it was revealed that Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over L.A.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Ramon Laureano Suspended 6 Games; Alex Cintron Banned 20 Games

Aug 12, 2020 8:23 AM

Ramon Laureano has been suspended six games and Alex Cintron 20 games for their roles in Sunday's benches-clearing incident between the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros.

Laureano, who also received an undisclosed fine, has appealed the suspension.

Cintron, Houston's hitting coach, also received an undisclosed fine. His suspension begins immediately.

"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," Cintron said in a statement.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Joe Kelly Suspended Eight Games For Astros Incident

Jul 30, 2020 8:44 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended Joe Kelly for eight games for his role in the benches-clearing incident that occurred at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Tuesday night.

In addition, Dave Roberts was issued a one-game suspension and Dusty Baker was fined an unknown amount.

Kelly, who threw a fastball behind Alex Bregman's head and later taunted Carlos Correa on the way back to the dugout, will appeal his suspension.

Under the 60-game format, an eight-game suspension accounts for more than 13% of the schedule.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Suspension

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

Apr 23, 2020 8:46 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended Boston Red Sox replay system operator J.T. Watkins without pay through the 2020 postseason and stripped the club of its second-round draft pick after completing an investigation into allegations that they stole signs during the 2018 season.

Alex Cora, who parted ways with the Red Sox earlier this offseason, has also been suspended through the 2020 postseason, but only for his conduct as Houston Astros' bench coach, the league said in its announcement.

Rob Manfred wrote in his report that he does not believe Cora was aware of Watkins' actions, and he will not impose additional discipline.


Tags: Boston Red Sox, Draft, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Domingo German Suspended For First 63 Games Of 2020

Jan 3, 2020 10:15 AM

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been given an 81-game suspension for violating the MLB domestic violence policy.

German, who had already been placed on administrative leave for the final 18 games of the 2019 season, including nine postseason games, will sit out the first 63 games of the 2020 season.

He will not appeal the suspension.

German was put on administrative leave on Sept. 19 while MLB investigated alleged domestic violence involving his girlfriend, with whom he has at least one child.


Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Yankees Place Domingo German On Leave Under Domestic Violence Policy

Sep 20, 2019 7:47 AM

The New York Yankees placed Domingo German on administrative leave Thursday under the joint MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy following an incident that the league learned about earlier this week.

According to sources, MLB and the union agreed the allegations against German warranted placing him on seven-day leave despite the lack of a police report detailing the incident.

German could face discipline from MLB -- including a potential suspension -- before the Yankees host Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Oct. 4.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Twins' Michael Pineda Given 60-Game Suspension

Sep 7, 2019 2:38 PM

Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda has been suspended 60 games without pay after testing positive for Hydrochlorothiazid in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Pineda originally got an 80-game suspension, but it was reduced to 60 on appeal, as a compelling case was made that the banned diuretic he used was not a masking agent for PEDs, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Pineda made 26 starts this season, going 11-5 with a 4.01 ERA.

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Julio Urias To 'Move Forward' From Suspension

Sep 2, 2019 10:15 PM

Julio Urias finished serving a 20-game suspension for domestic violence allegations and is ready to "move forward," a phrase the left-hander used often upon his return to the Dodgers.

Urias was added to the active roster on Monday. Urias will start Tuesday's game against the Rockies, going a maximum of three innings, and might continue to be stretched out moving forward.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes Urias "definitely learned" from his experience.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Reds-Pirates Brawl Results In 40 Games Of Suspensions

Aug 1, 2019 5:55 PM

Major League Baseball on Thursday suspended six players and both managers for their roles in the benches-clearing brawl between the Pirates and Reds on Tuesday night.

Reds manager David Bell (six games) and pitchers Amir Garrett (eight games) and Jared Hughes (three games) were disciplined. Yasiel Puig, who acknowledged after Tuesday's game that he had been traded to the Indians before Wednesday's official announcement, was suspended for three games.

Pirates pitcher Keone Kela got the longest ban at 10 games for "intentionally" throwing a pitch near the head of the Reds' Derek Dietrich and later instigating the brawl. Teammates Jose Osuna (five games) and Kyle Crick (three games) and manager Clint Hurdle (two games) also were disciplined by MLB.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Suspension

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.

Associated Press

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

Associated Press

Steven Wright Suspended 80 Games For PED Violation
Steven Wright won't be eligible to pitch in the postseason.

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Larry Baer Takes Leaves Of Absence From Giants
The Giants board of directors released a statement that said Larry Baer had made a request that was accepted to take personal time away.

Josh Dubow/AP

CC Sabathia Suspended Five Games For Actions
CC Sabathia has decided to appeal the suspension, which was scheduled to be served at the beginning of next season.

Yasiel Puig Suspended Two Games For Role In Brawl
Yasiel Puig has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday night's game between the Dodgers and Giants.


Jose Urena Suspended Six Games For Hitting Ronald Acuna
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.


Robinson Cano Apologizes To M's Fans, Teammates
Robinson Cano apologized on Saturday for his 80-game suspension for testing positive for Furosemide.

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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