Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bourn suspended, will appeal

Michael Bourn has been suspended two games by MLB for bumping umpire Alfonso Marquez last weekend, in addition to being fined. Alyson Footer notes that Bourn will appeal, so the suspension will not begin tonight.

Update from McTaggart, in which there's a quote from Easy Eddie:

"I called Michael this morning to make him aware of the suspension and fine, and he was going to the Players Association to file an appeal. They'll schedule a hearing out of New York at some point in time, either face-to-face or by some type of video conferencing, and until that point comes, Michael will be available...

...We feel the contact was [incidental] and Michael did not intend to bump Alfonso Marquez. We disagree with the severity of the punishment, and hopefully it gets reversed or reduced at some point in time."

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