The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Machado to have hearing on suspension appeal Wednesday in Baltimore
BALTIMORE - Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will have a hearing Wednesday on his appeal of a five-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball.
Machado received the suspension and an undisclosed fine on June 10 for intentionally throwing his bat onto the field in a game against the Oakland Athletics on June 8. He immediately appealed the ruling and has been playing since that time.
The bat toss came during a plate appearance in which Oakland reliever Fernando Abad threw successive high-and-tight pitches. After the bat went soaring toward third base, both benches emptied.
Machado and Abad were ejected. Abad was subsequently fined but not suspended.
The bat-throwing incident was an extension of a feud that began in the series opener between the teams. Machado yelled in the face of Oakland's Josh Donaldson after the third baseman tagged him on the chest, knocking Machado off his feet.
The dugouts also emptied after that confrontation, but no one was ejected.
Machado believes the five-game suspension is too harsh, especially because he was not tossed from that June 6 game.
"I hope we'll get it down below four; I know four for sure," he said Tuesday. "They gave me that extra day without being thrown out of the game for Friday night's brawl. Hopefully get it down to four, or two or one. Less is better for us."
Machado will finally get to tell his side of the story Wednesday in Baltimore. Orioles executive vice-president Dan Duquette is scheduled to attend, but manager Buck Showalter will not be there.
"We obviously had a bunch of conversations about how we're going to approach this," Machado said. "I think we have a pretty good fight to go (in with). That's a lot of games. Five games could maybe cost us the playoffs."
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
(1 of 11 articles for today)5:39 AM 0
MIAMI - The Marlins failed in their late comeback attempt and saw their fleeting playoff hopes come to an end.
Photo Store Gallery
- Cardinals hit 3 home runs, beat Reds 8-4 and move closer to playoff spot
- Tigers win appeal on wild play, Scherzer and Tigers top Royals 3-2 to boost AL Central lead
- Jackson leaves in 1st as Cubs lose 14-5 to Kershaw, Dodgers
- Coghlan hits 2-run homer off Wilson in eighth as Cubs rally to beat Dodgers 8-7
- Two decades in the making, ovation builds for Jeter's final farewell at Yankee Stadium
- Jerome Williams pitches Phillies past A's for his third win against Oakland with as many clubs
- Kinsler homers, Verlander sharp as AL Central-leading Tigers beat up second-place Royals 10-1
- Diamondbacks slide reaches 5 games after 5-1 loss to Rockies
- Bautista HR, Stroman pitches 6 gritty innings as Blue Jays end 6-game skid, beat Yankees 6-3
- Justin Bour hits first major league homer in Marlins' 3-2 loss to Nationals
- Saying goodbye difficult task for Fish
- Goldeyes now out of season
- Umpire Joe West suspended for 1 game without pay for grabbing jersey of Phillies' Papelbon
- Kent Tekulve, former reliever and Pirates studio commentator, recovering from heart transplant
- Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington apologizes to breaking wife's trust
- Fan heckling Nationals star Bryce Harper in Atlanta ejected by veteran umpire Tim Welke
- Slumping Derek Jeter gets night off from Yankees' starting lineup
- Orioles fans bid farewell to Jeter in ceremony before his final game at Camden Yards
- Orioles' celebration of AL East title was 17 years in the making
- Phillies' Burnett beaten by Padres, absorbs majors-worst 17th loss
- Trophy Fish clinch North Division
- Goldeyes lick Saltdogs 7-6
- Goldeyes now out of season
- Goldeyes' game against Railcats pushed back
- Fish feast on 'Cats
- Fish fail to close the deal
- Fish dump Saltdogs in first playoff game
- Goldeyes playoff run over with 2-0 loss to Saltdogs
- Fish bats fall silent as Lincoln evens series
- Hernandez is first Fish hurler to win AA pitcher of the year
Ads by Google