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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

Jul 18, 2019 8:00 AM

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez has been suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing near Jake Marisnick's head.

Brad Ausmus was also suspended for a game and fined.

Ramirez hit the Houston Astros outfielder between the shoulder blades on Tuesday.

Ramirez will appeal the suspension, while Ausmus served his suspension on Wednesday.

Marisnick was playing his first game against the Angels since his violent home plate collision with Jonathan Lucroy.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Jake Marisnick Suspended For Collision With Jonathan Lucroy

Jul 12, 2019 7:44 AM

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

Marisnick said he still felt terrible about the play, which resulted in a broken nose and concussion for Lucroy.

"I've seen a lot of takes on it, and obviously everybody has their own opinion," Marisnick said. "But I know deep down in my heart that I had no intent to hurt, or make contact, with him."

The incident occurred in last Sunday's game between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels.

Associated Press

Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Suspension

MLB Suspends Odubel Herrera For The Rest Of The Season

Jul 6, 2019 1:30 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera for the rest of the season for violating MLB's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.

Herrera won't appeal the decision, according to MLB. His unpaid suspension will be retroactive to June 24 and will cover 85 regular-season games and any postseason games that his club might play in 2019.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Legal, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Asdrubal Cabrera To Appeal Four-Game Suspension

Jun 21, 2019 7:16 PM

Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera plans to appeal a four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing equipment on the field that hit an umpire.

MLB handed down the suspension Friday, a day after umpire crew chief Bill Miller was hit on the foot by batting gloves thrown from the dugout by Cabrera after he was ejected in the sixth inning of a win over Cleveland.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Josh Donaldson Wins Appeal

Jun 21, 2019 7:12 PM

Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson won his appeal and will not be suspended after a benches-clearing incident with the Pirates, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

His fine for the incident was also reduced to $1,000, the source said.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Suspension

MLB Suspends Frankie Montas 80-Games

Jun 21, 2019 7:09 PM

Athletics starter Frankie Montas has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Ostarine, MLB said Friday.

Montas, 26, was in the midst of a breakout season in which he was 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 97 strikeouts against 21 walks in 90 innings. He will not be eligible to return to the A's until the end of September and will not be eligible to pitch in the postseason.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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.