Braves P Gausman suspended for throwing at Marlins pitcher

Braves P Gausman suspended for throwing at Marlins pitcher

Atlanta Braves right-hander Kevin Gausman received a five-game suspension Monday for intentionally throwing a pitch at Marlins right-hander Jose Urena on Friday night in Miami.

Major League Baseball chief baseball officer Joe Torre announced the punishment, which also includes an undisclosed fine.

The incident occurred in Urena’s first plate appearance in the bottom of the second inning, an apparent payback for Urena plunking Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. on Aug. 15 last season.

Gausman’s 97-mph fastball sailed behind Urena, but he was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Jeff Nelson.

The suspension was set to begin Monday night when the Braves open a series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, but Gausman has filed an appeal.

Gausman, 28, is 1-2 with a 4.83 ERA in six starts this season.

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