Gausman suspended 5 games for throwing pitch behind Ureña
NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a 97 mph fastball behind Miami's Jose Ureña last week.
Gausman appealed the penalty imposed Monday by Chief Baseball Office Joe Torre. Gausman can continue to play until there's a final ruling.
Gausman's first pitch to Ureña in the second inning Friday was knee-high behind the batter, and plate umpire Jeff Nelson immediately signaled the ejection.
The game was Ureña's first against the Braves since he was suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta's Ronald Acuña Jr. on an arm with a pitch last August, triggering a bench-clearing confrontation.
More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Officials sign agreement for full cargo facilities at Anzalduas International Bridge
McAllen crews working to clear 18-wheeler rollover
Pre-trial trial hearing pushed back for teen accused of killing Donna student
Here’s what to expect at the McAllen Holiday Parade
Hidalgo County reports 1 coronavirus-related death, 105 new cases of COVID-19