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MLB Suspends A's Matt Joyce Two-Games For Anti-Gay Slur

Aug 5, 2017 8:28 PM

Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce received a two-game suspension without pay Saturday for directing an anti-gay slur toward a fan in Anaheim.

Major League Baseball announced the suspension Saturday, saying that Joyce will take part in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG, a family and ally organization supporting the LGBTQ community.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Starling Marte To Begin Rehab With Class-A Bradenton

Jul 2, 2017 1:03 PM

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday as he nears the end of his drug suspension.

Marte will begin his rehab stint with Class A Bradenton. The 28-year-old is serving an 80-game ban after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He is eligible to return to the majors July 18.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Astros' David Paulino Gets 80-Game Suspension

Jul 2, 2017 1:21 AM

Astros pitcher David Paulino received an 80-game suspension without pay Saturday after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Major League Baseball announced that the rookie right-hander tested positive for Boldenone. His penalty began with Saturday night's game against the Yankees.

Tags: Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Dodgers-Padres Discipline Issued By MLB

Jul 2, 2017 1:13 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions during an argument with San Diego Padres manager Andy Green in the bottom of the first inning of Friday’s game between the two Clubs. In addition, Green and Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood have each received an undisclosed fine.

Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Roberts’ suspension will be served tonight, when the Clubs continue their series at Petco Park in San Diego.

Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Suspension

John Farrell Suspended One Game, Fined By MLB

Jun 27, 2017 4:43 PM

John Farrell has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions during Saturday's game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels.

Farrell will serve his punishment on Tuesday when the Red Sox face the Minnesota Twins.

He was ejected for arguing a balk call on Saturday. Bill Miller, the crew chief, called a balk on Boston's Fernando Abad with Cameron Maybin on third, giving the Angels a run and a 5-1 lead.

Dustin Pedroia came charging in, pointing to home plate when the balk was called. Kole Calhoun, the batter, stepped out, and home plate ump Ryan Blakney appeared to raise his hands, signaling time. Farrell came charging out.

"Time was called. Time was clearly called before the balk was called," Farrell said. "So that was the dispute."

The umpires then met for a minute or so and allowed the run. Farrell got in a heated argument with Miller -- with the two going nose to nose and spittle flying -- and was tossed for his first ejection of the season.


Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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

Matt Barnes Gets Four-Game Ban For Throwing At Manny Machado
Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a fastball past the head of Manny Machado on Sunday.


Miguel Sano Suspended One Game, Files Appeal
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 Twins and Tigers last weekend.


Starling Marte Gets 80-Game Suspension For PED Use
Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced.

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Jeurys Familia Gets 15-Game Suspension After Domestic Violence Charge
Jeurys Familia, who was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge that was later dismissed, has been suspended 15 games by Major League Baseball.

Associated Press

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