Earlier this week, the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins were involved in an altercation following an errant pitch from the right arm of Jose Ramirez. As a result, the reliever has been suspended for three games, according to a release from MLB.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Jose Ramirez has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of batter Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins in the top of the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game at Turner Field. Joe Garagiola Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
The incident can be seen here, via MLB.com:
Prior to Ramirez’s pitch to Fernandez, Miami’s ace starting pitcher plunked Nick Markakis shortly after the veteran outfielder had blasted a home run. In short, this follows the recipe of most incidents like this, but Ramirez throwing at one of the best pitchers in baseball did not go over well in the league office.
At this point, the 26-year-old is appealing the suspension, meaning that he is available on Friday night as the Braves take on the Washington Nationals. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.