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Major League Baseball announced Thursday that it is suspending Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick for two games as punishment for his.
Marisnick crashed into the Los Angeles Angels catcher while trying to score on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning of a tie game. He was called out for interference following the collision. Lucroy suffered a concussion and broken nose on the play.
"After thoroughly reviewing the play from all angles, I have concluded that Jake’s actions warrant discipline," MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre said in a statement. "While I do not believe that Jake intended to injure Jonathan, the contact he initiated in his attempt to score violated Official Baseball Rule 6.01(i), which is designed to protect catchers from precisely this type of collision."
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Marisnick's suspension is slated to begin Thursday, barring an appeal. The league also fined him an undisclosed amount.
The 28-year-old outfielder drew plenty of criticism for the play. St. Louis Cardinals catcherin a response to it on social media.
"I watched the play again and it looks — he just drops right in front of me and once I kind of made a decision, it was too late," Marisnick told reporters after Sunday night's game. "It was a bad play and I hope he's OK."
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By Wednesday afternoon, Jake Marisnick had spent 10 days in the public maelstrom that had stripped context and neutrality from a horrific baseball play that also was undeniably an accident. For those 10 days he’d been eviscerated on social media, kicked around on television, heckled at the ballpark of his youth and suspended by his league’s office. Then he had a baseball heaved at his neck. It wasn’t over, either. There remained time to serve as the guy who sent catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the hospital. Twice, if you were to include the ensuing surgery. It is Lucroy who suffers first and longest.
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