1:29pm: Marisnick is appealing the suspension, per MLBPA communications director Chris Dahl (hat tip to Imprint Berman of KRIV Fox 26).
12:28pm: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed quantity on story of the dwelling-plate collision that fractured Jonathan Lucroy’s nostril and concussed the Halos’ catcher, the league announced Thursday. If Marisnick does no longer appeal the punishment, he’ll originate serving it tonight.
“After completely reviewing the play from all angles, I in actuality enjoy concluded that Jake’s actions warrant self-discipline,” MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre stated in an announcement accompanying the announcement. “While I pause no longer factor in that Jake intended to trouble Jonathan, the contact he initiated in his strive and score violated Legit Baseball Rule 6.01(i), which is designed to provide protection to catchers from exactly this design of collision.”
The play in request (video hyperlink) noticed Marisnick strive and score on a flyout to Kole Calhoun. While the impression of the collision led Lucroy to drop the throw from factual self-discipline, Marisnick was aloof ruled out due the collision. Lucroy perceived to enjoy left a lane open, even though Marisnick defined on Twitter after the incident that he misjudged the attach in making a split-2d resolution:
“Via my eyes I believed the play was going to prove on the open air of the plate,” Marisnick tweeted. “I made a split 2d resolution at full run to hump head first on the interior piece of the plate. That resolution got one other player trouble and I inform unpleasant. I’m hoping nothing nonetheless the supreme for [Jonathan Lucroy].”
The suspension would label Marisnick roughly $24K of this season’s $2.212MM salary (as effectively as to the cultured). Via 72 games and 194 plate appearances this season, Marisnick is hitting .250/.309/.466 with eight dwelling runs, 12 doubles, a triple and six steals.