Report: MLB will overturn Ian Kinsler's one-game suspension

6 Comments

Well, that was quick.
Ian Kinsler’s one-game suspension for returning to the field to celebrate Nelson Cruz’s walk-off homer after he’d been ejected for arguing with the home-plate umpire will be overturned, according to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com.
Many suspensions are lessened after appeals, but rarely is a suspension overturned completely and in the case of a one-game suspension this basically boils down to MLB saying, “Whoops, nevermind.”

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

Hunter Martin/Getty Images
1 Comment

Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.