According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan has been issued a seven-game suspension for throwing a ball at a fan last weekend at Philadelphia’s Citizen Bank Park.
The incident drew little coverage, if any at all, but a complaint may have been filed by the fan and those in the stands that witnessed the scene.
Kilgore was told that Morgan shared an “ongoing dialogue” with a member of the Phillies faithful and then fired a ball into the crowd, hitting a different fan in the head. The center fielder has appealed the suspension and is in the Nationals’ lineup Wednesday, but he will have to serve some sort of punishment eventually.
Last season, Major League Baseball fined and suspended Tigers reliever Fernando Rodney for three games after he chucked a ball into the press box at Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field. Rodney appealed and had the suspension lessened to two games.