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MLB Suspensions

Diamondbacks’ Caleb Smith suspended 10 games for foreign substance use

Smith is the second pitcher to be suspended under MLB’s revised foreign substance policy.

Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave by MLB

The administrative leave will initially last seven days but can be extended in conjunction with the MLBPA.

MLB suspends Mickey Callaway through end of 2022 season

Callaway has also been officially dismissed by the Angels.

MLB suspends Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman three games; Aaron Boone, Kevin Cash receive one-game bans

Chapman gets disciplined after throwing a 101 MPH pitch at the head of the Rays’ Mike Brosseau.

Rangers’ Chris Woodward, Ian Gibaut suspended following Monday’s game vs. Padres

The suspensions stem from some old-school baseball outrage over Fernando Tatis Jr. hitting a grand slam.

Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron suspended 20 games for role in brawl

The Astros’ hitting coach receives a hefty ban after instigating a brawl over the weekend.

MLB hands down penalties for Red Sox’s sign-stealing violations

Boston will lose its second-round pick as part of the punishment.

MLB hands down severe discipline for Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow are being suspended for the season and the Astros will lose first and second-round picks in 2020 and ‘21.

Rob Manfred says Astros could face severe penalties for sign-stealing scandal

At least publicly, the commissioner says he believes the illegal sign-stealing issues are exclusive to the Astros.

Twins’ Michael Pineda receives 60-game PED suspension

An appeal reduced Pineda’s ban from 80 to 60 games.

Mariners’ Tim Beckham receives 80-game PED suspension

This is the second drug suspension of Beckham’s professional career, but the first for performance enhancers.

Discipline handed down following brawl between Reds and Pirates

Yasiel Puig (among many others) receives a suspension for his final act in a Reds uniform.

Phillies’ Odubel Herrera receives 85-game domestic violence suspension

Herrera receives the second-longest domestic violence suspension since MLB developed a formal policy in 2016.

Athletics’ Frankie Montas suspended 80 games for PED use

This is a bad look for a pitcher who looked like a legitimate AL Cy Young candidate up to this point.

Giants pitching prospect Logan Webb suspended 80 games for PED use

Webb is the third of the Giants’ top five prospects to be dealt a major setback this season, though this one appears to be entirely of his own doing.

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games

In addition to the 80-game suspension, the knuckleballer will be ineligible for the 2019 playoffs.

FanPost Friday: Should MLB be more strict when pitchers throw at batters?

After the infamous Strickland / Harper brawl of 2017, it’s time to get real.

MLB drops hammer on Machado, Ventura

The league called Sweet Lady Justice about the Royals and Orioles brawl. She had this to say.

Aroldis Chapman suspended for 30 games

Aroldis Chapman will be forced to sit out the first 30 games of the 2016 season due to a domestic violence incident that took place last year.

Abraham Almonte suspended for 80 games

The Indians won't have Abraham Almonte for 80 games, which could lead them to signing Austin Jackson.

Jenrry Mejia banned for life!

In just a year, Mejia has gone from the Mets' closer to permanently banned from Major League Baseball. Amazing.

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