Showalter, Simon suspended
Major League Baseball suspended Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon for three games on Monday for intentionally throwing at Jose Bautista in the fifth inning of Sunday’s game at Rogers Centre.
Simon also received an undisclosed fine for the incident, which occurred
after a warning had been issued earlier in the game. Simon has elected
to appeal the league’s decision, and that is scheduled to be heard on Thursday. As a result, his suspension will be put
off until his appeal process is complete.
The league also issued manager Buck Showalter a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine, for Simon’s actions. He’ll serve his suspension tonight (there are no appeals for managers) while his club takes on the Rays. Bench coach Jeff Datz will manage in his place and Bobby Dickerson will take over Datz’s spot.
MLB also fined Jays pitcher Shaun Marcum an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at the Orioles’ Luke Scott in the top of the fourth, which caused the initial warning.