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Dan Straily drops appeal of five-game suspension

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Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that starter Dan Straily has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension and will begin serving it today, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Straily received his suspension on Thursday, two days after intentionally hitting Giants catcher Buster Posey with a pitch after warnings had been issued.

Straily started Monday’s game against the Diamondbacks, so the Marlins can simply give him an extra day of rest and it’s like he was never suspended at all. If he had stayed on schedule, he would have pitched Saturday against the Mets. He may start on Sunday instead.

Straily, 29, carries a 4.82 ERA with a 45/25 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings this season. The right-hander is earning $3.37 million this season and has two more years of arbitration eligibility remaining.

Carl Crawford arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.

Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.

Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:

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There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.