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Brandon Workman slapped with six-game suspension


Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman was suspended six games and fined by Major League Baseball on Tuesday.

The league determined Workman intentinally threw at the head of Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria during a game at Fenway last week.

Workman’s pitched sailed high and behind Longoria. Longoria took exception. The umpire issued warnings to both sides and tossed Workman from the game.

Boston manager John Farrell was also thrown out of the contest.

Prior to Workman’s run-in with Longoria, Rays pitcher David Price nailed David Ortiz and Mike Carp with pitches. Price was not ejected nor was he issued a suspension.

Following the league’s ruling, Workman appealed the suspension. Discipline will be haulted while the players association works to settle the situation.

Workman will be allowed to participate in games while the appeal remains open. He is slated to take to the mound Wednesday night in Cleveland opposite the Indians.

 

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