Major League Baseball has decided to uphold the three-game suspension of Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura and reduce Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp's penalty from seven to five games, according to The Tampa Tribune. Both players will begin serving their suspensions on Saturday, with Iwamura returning Tuesday and Crisp Thursday. Tampa Bay is perplexed by the league's decision to reduce Crisp's suspension and not Iwamura's. "Honestly, none of that makes any sense to me whatsoever," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
Iwamura's Suspension Stays; Crisp Gets Reduction