Well, so much for prioritizing player safety and the growth of the sport amongst younger fans.
As we all know by now, Jose Urena took it upon himself to hit Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch in the final game of the Braves’ four game set against the Marlins. Benches cleared twice in that first inning and it resulted in Braves manager Brian Snitker as well as Urena getting tossed from the game.
Well, MLB did take action against Urena and it is likely Braves fans will not be pleased.
José Ureña suspended six games, fined for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. in Marlins-Braves game on Wednesday. His suspension will begin tomorrow. https://t.co/wngW8dNVAA— MLB (@MLB) August 16, 2018
Urena receiving a six game suspension basically means that his next start will be pushed back a couple of days during which we are sure he will think long and hard about what he did wrong and never, ever do it again....he promises.
In related news, the Marlins host the Braves in about a week in Miami. I suspect there will be a number of eyes on that particular series now, especially in the wake of Urena’s suspension which seemingly puts him in line to make his next start against the Braves again.