Carlos Gomez was suspended for three games as part of the Easter brawl with the Pirates, but the Brewers center fielder appealed and has been playing since.
Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Gomez will officially go in front of MLB and appeal the suspension Monday, with a ruling expected to follow shortly after that. So he’ll either have the suspension reduced or it’ll stay at three games, and either way he’ll have to begin serving it next week.
While awaiting his appeal hearing Gomez has played 10 games, hitting .262 with two homers, four doubles, three steals, and an .840 OPS while the Brewers have gone 6-4.
Roger Clemens will be an analyst for ESPN when the defending World Series champion Houston Astros host the Chicago White Sox on opening day.
Clemens made four appearances on last year’s KayRod Cast with Michael Kay and Alex Rodriguez. He will be stepping in on March 30 for David Cone, who will be doing the New York Yankees opener against the San Francisco Giants on YES Network.
“Roger has been sort of a friend of ours for the last year, so to speak, he’s in. He’s been engaged, knowledgeable and really present,” said ESPN Vice President of Production Phil Orlins. “You know, whatever past may be, he’s still tremendously engaged and he really brought that every time he was with us.”
Clemens was a seven-time Cy Young winner but his career after baseball has been tainted by allegations of performance-enhancing drug use. He is a Houston native and pitched for the Astros for three seasons.
Orlins said that with the rules changes and pitch clock, it is important to have a pitcher in the booth with Karl Ravech and Eduardo Perez.
“We don’t feel like we have to have the dynamic of Eduardo with a pitcher, but we certainly think that works. Throw in the added factor of rule changes and it is better to have a batter-pitcher perspective,” Orlins said.
Orlins did not say if this would open the door for future opportunities for Clemens as an ESPN analyst.