Angels’ Ramirez gets three-game suspension
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles pitcher Noe Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick’s head, and Angels manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.
Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels’ 7-2 home victory.
Ramirez said he will appeal the suspension. Bench coach Josh Paul will manage the manage the Angels on Wednesday while Ausmus serves his suspension.
Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Phillies’ Neris suspended
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Phillies closer Hector Neris has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the suspension and fine Wednesday, a day after the incident in the ninth inning of the Phillies’ 9-8 home victory. Neris is appealing the suspension, making him eligible to pitch Wednesday night against Los Angeles.
Neris was ejected after hitting Freese in the back with the next pitch after Matt Beaty hit a two-run homer.
Jimenez to the IL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chicago White Sox have placed rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez on the 10-day injured list with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right arm.
The move comes a day after Jimenez collided with outfielder Charlie Tilson in the first inning Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. In the hours after the game, Jimenez was experiencing numbness down his arm and into his fingers.
Jimenez will rejoin the team in Tampa Bay this weekend after flying home to Chicago for a full evaluation. He’ll be re-evaluated Monday, and the organization is optimistic Jimenez could only miss a couple of weeks.