Marcus Stroman gets a six-game suspension


Yesterday there was a report that Marcus Stroman wouldn’t get a suspension for throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head the other night. Thank goodness that report was wrong. Or, at the very least, thank goodness MLB changed its mind if that initial report did reflect the league’s thinking at the time:

Pitcher Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Caleb Joseph of the Baltimore Orioles in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Monday, September 15th game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Stroman’s suspension had been scheduled to begin tonight, when the Blue Jays are to continue their series at Baltimore. However, he has elected to appeal. Thus, his suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

There’s no place for headhunting in Major League Baseball. Glad to see Major League Baseball agrees.